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RBI cancels licence of Maharashtra-based Laxmi Co-operative Bank


RBI on Thursday cancelled the licence Solapur-based Laxmi Co-operative Bank Limited for failing to comply with various provisions of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

“The Reserve Bank cancelled the licence of the bank as it does not have adequate capital and earning prospects. As such, it does not comply with the provisions of Section 11(1) and Section 22 (3) (d) read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949. The bank has failed to comply with the requirements of Sections 22(3) (a), 22 (3) (b), 22(3)(c), 22(3) (d) and 22(3)(e) read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949,” the central bank said in a release..

“The continuance of the bank is prejudicial to the interests of its depositors. The bank with its present financial position would be unable to pay its present depositors in full. Public interest would be adversely affected if the bank is allowed to carry on its banking business any further,” the RBI further said.

The lender will not carry on banking business, with effect from the close of business on September 22, 2022, it further said.

“The Laxmi Co-operative Bank Limited, Solapur, Maharashtra” is prohibited from conducting the business of ‘banking’ which includes, among other things, acceptance of deposits and repayment of deposits as defined in Section 5(b) read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 with immediate effect,” the statement further said.

The RBI said that the depositors would receive deposit insurance claim amount up to a monetary ceiling of Rs 5 lakh on liquidation.

“On liquidation, every depositor would be entitled to receive deposit insurance claim amount of his/her deposits up to a monetary ceiling of Rs 5,00,000/- (Rupees five lakh only) from Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) subject to the provisions of DICGC Act, 1961.”

“As per the data submitted by the bank, about 99% of the depositors are entitled to receive full amount of their deposits from DICGC. As on September 13, 2022, DICGC has already paid Rs 193.68 crore of the total insured deposits under the provisions of Section 18A of the DICGC Act, 1961 based on the willingness received from the concerned depositors of the bank,” it said.



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