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Section 23 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 – Branch Authorisation Policy – Left Wing Extremism affected districts – Revised List

RBI/2022-23/109
DOR.AUT.REC.62/22.01.001/2022-23

August 22, 2022

All Domestic Scheduled Commercial Banks
(excluding Regional Rural Banks, Payments Banks and Local Area Banks)

Madam/Dear Sir,

Section 23 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 – Branch Authorisation Policy –
Left Wing Extremism affected districts – Revised List

Please refer to our circular on ‘Rationalisation of Branch Authorisation Policy-Revision of Guidelines’ DBR.No.BAPD.BC.69/22.01.001/2016-17 dated May 18, 2017. As per paragraph 4.2 (c) of the circular, a list of 90 Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts in the country was issued vide our Circular DBR.No.BAPD.BC.111/22.01.001/2017-18 dated June 14, 2018, based on Government of India’s notification issued in April 2018.

2. The Government of India has further reduced the list of LWE affected district to 70. The banks are advised to follow the revised list (effective from the date of this circular) as annexed herewith.

Yours faithfully,

(Prakash Baliarsingh)
Chief General Manager

Encl: As above


ANNEX

List of LWE districts

Andhra Pradesh

1.East Godavari
2.Srikakulam
3.Visakhapatnam
4.Vizianagram
5.West Godavari

Bihar

6.Aurangabad
7.Banka
8.Gaya
9.Jamui
10.Kaimur
11.Lakhisarai
12.Munger
13.Nawada
14.Rohtas
15.West Champaran

Chhattisgarh

16.Balrampur
17.Bastar
18.Bijapur
19.Dantewada
20.Dhamtari
21.Gariyaband
22.Kanker
23.Kondagaon
24.Mahasamund
25.Narayanpur
26.Rajnandgaon
27.Sukma
28.Kabirdham
29.Mungeli

Jharkhand

30.Bokaro
31.Chatra
32.Dhanbad
33.Dumka
Jharkhand (contd.)

34.East Singhbhum
35.Garhwa
36.Giridih
37.Gumla
38.Hazaribagh
39.Khunti
40.Latehar
41.Lohardaga
42.Palamu
43.Ranchi
44.Saraikela-Kharaswan
45.West Singhbhum

Kerala

46.Malappuram
47.Palakkad
48.Wayanad

Madhya Pradesh

49.Balaghat
50.Mandla
51.Dindori

Maharashtra

52.Gadchiroli
53.Gondia

Odisha

54.Bargarh
55.Bolangir
56.Kalahandi
57.Kandhamal
58.Koraput
59.Malkangiri
60.Nabrangpur
61.Nuapada
Odisha (Contd.)

62.Rayagada
63.Sundergarh

Telangana

64.Adilabad
65.Bhadradri-Kothagudem
66.Jayashankar-Bhupalpally
67.Komaram-Bheem
68.Mancherial
69.Mulugu

West Bengal

70.Jhargram

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