On Friday, the Reserve Bank of India extended regulatory restrictions on Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank for another six months

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday expanded its limit on the emergency hit Punjab and Maharashtra Co-employable Bank (PMC Bank) for an additional a half year. The national bank likewise improved as far as possible for the bank’s contributors to Rs 1 lakh from Rs 50,000 prior. In March, the RBI had broadened the administrative limitations on PMC Bank by an additional three months till June 22, 2020.


With the unwinding in withdrawal limit, more than 84 percent of the PMC Bank’s contributors will have the option to pull back their whole record balance. The national bank has taken this move subsequent to looking into the bank’s liquidity position, its capacity to pay the contributors, and with the end goal of relieving the troubles of the investors during the predominant COVID-19 circumstance, the RBI said.


Prior in November 2019, the national bank had allowed the investors of PMC Bank to pull back up to Rs 50,000 of the all out equalization in their records.

In an announcement, the national bank said it has been intently checking the circumstance and has been holding meeting with the partners to investigate the chance of a goals of the bank. Be that as it may, the procedure has been influenced because of the lockdown by virtue of COVID 19 and the proceeding with vulnerability around the pandemic, it said.

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A man walks out from a PMC (Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative) Bank branch in Mumbai, India, September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Plus, the negative total assets of the bank, and the lawful procedures associated with recuperation of awful obligations likewise present difficulties in goals of the loan specialist, RBI said.

“As needs be, it is therefore advised for the data of the open that the legitimacy of the aforementioned Directive dated September 23, 2019, as adjusted every now and then, has been stretched out for a further time of a half year from June 23, 2020 to December 22, 2020 subject to audit,” RBI told.

The RBI said that every single other term and states of the orders under reference will stay unaltered.

On 24 September 2019, the RBI had forced limitations on PMC Bank under Section 35A of the Banking Regulation Act. It had likewise supplanted the board and the administration of the bank and designated an ex-RBI official as the chairman at the bank.


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