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Date : Feb 22, 2024
RBI imposes monetary penalty on Janseva Co-operative Bank Limited, Nashik, Maharashtra

The Reserve Bank of India (RBl) has, by an order dated February 13, 2024, imposed a monetary penalty of ₹50,000/- (Rupees Fifty thousand only) on Janseva Co-operative Bank Limited, Nashik, Maharashtra (the bank) for non-compliance with the directions issued by RBI on ‘Loans and Advances to directors, relatives and firms/concerns in which they are Interested’ read with ‘Loans and Advances to Directors etc. - Directors as surety/guarantors – Clarification’. This penalty has been imposed in exercise of powers vested in RBI under the provisions of Section 47A(1)(c) read with Sections 46(4)(i) and 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

This action is based on deficiencies in regulatory compliance and is not intended to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the bank with its customers.


The statutory inspection of the bank conducted by RBI with reference to its financial position as on March 31, 2022, and examination of the Risk Assessment Report and all correspondence related thereto revealed, inter alia, that the bank had (i) sanctioned a director related loan and (ii) sanctioned a loan where relative of the director of the bank stood as guarantor. Consequently, a notice was issued to the bank advising it to show cause as to why penalty should not be imposed on it for non-compliance with the RBI directions, as stated therein.

After considering the bank's reply to the notice, oral submissions made by it during personal hearing and additional submissions made thereafter, RBI came to the conclusion that the aforesaid charge of non-compliance with the RBI directions was substantiated and warranted imposition of monetary penalty.

(Shweta Sharma)      
Deputy General Manager

Press Release: 2023-2024/1918