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Implementation of Section 51-A of UAPA, 1967- Updates of the UNSCR 1988(2011) Taliban Sanctions List

RBI/2014-15/542
DBR. AML. No. 14900/ 14.06.001/ 2014-15

April 7, 2015

The Chairpersons / CEOs of all Scheduled Commercial Banks/ Regional Rural Banks /Local Area Banks / All India Financial Institutions

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Implementation of Section 51-A of UAPA, 1967- Updates of the UNSCR 1988(2011) Taliban Sanctions List

Please refer to our circulars DBR. AML. No. 9476/14.06.001/2014-15 dated December 26, 2014 on the captioned subject, releasing 9th update of 2013 and 3rd update of 2014 regarding UNSCR “1988 Sanctions List”, i.e. list of Individuals and entities linked to Taliban.

2. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), UNP Division has now forwarded 1st update of 2015 dated March 27, 2015 regarding addition of the entries to the Committee’s List (1988 list- Taliban Sanctions). Links to the press releases is given below:
http://www.un.org/press/en/2015/sc11843.doc.htm

Press releases in which the relevant changes to the list are announced are posted on the Committee’s website at the following URL:
http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1988/pressreleases.shtml

A link to updated list of individuals and entities linked to Taliban incorporating all the above updates is available at
http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1988/1988.pdf.

3. Banks/ All India Financial Institutions are required to update the list of individuals/ entities as circulated by Reserve Bank and before opening any new account, it should be ensured that the name/s of the proposed customer does not appear in the list. Further, banks should scan all existing accounts to ensure that no account is held by or linked to any of the entities or individuals included in the list.

4. Banks are advised to strictly follow the procedure laid down in the UAPA Order dated August 27, 2009 enclosed to our circular DBOD.AML.BC. No. 44/14.01.001/2009-10 dated September 17, 2009 and ensure meticulous compliance to the Order issued by the Government.

5. As far as freezing of funds, financial assets or economic resources or related services held in the form of bank accounts of the designated individuals/entities are concerned, action should be taken as detailed in paragraph 6 of the circular dated September 17, 2009, mentioned above.

Yours faithfully,

(Thomas Mathew)
General Manager

Encl.: as above


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