Latest Expert Exchange Queries
sitemapHome | Registration | Job Portal for CA's | Expert Exchange | Currency Converter | Post Matrimonial Ads | Post Property Ads
 
 
News shortcuts: From the Courts | News Headlines | VAT (Value Added Tax) | Service Tax | Sales Tax | Placements & Empanelment | Various Acts & Rules | Latest Circulars | New Forms | Forex | Auditing | Direct Tax | Customs and Excise | ICAI | Corporate Law | Markets | Students | General | Indirect Tax | Mergers and Acquisitions | Continuing Prof. Edu. | Budget Extravaganza | Transfer Pricing
 
 
 
 
Popular Search: VAT Audit :: Central Excise rule to resale the machines to a new company :: articles on VAT and GST in India :: empanelment :: TAX RATES - GOODS TAXABLE @ 4% :: ICAI offer Get Windows 7,Office 2010 in Rs.799 Taxes :: ACCOUNTING STANDARDS :: ACCOUNTING STANDARD :: TDS :: form 3cd :: list of goods taxed at 4% :: due date for vat payment :: VAT RATES :: cpt :: ARTICLES ON INPUT TAX CREDIT IN VAT
 
 
« Latest Circulars »
 RBI Working Paper Series No. 5/2017: Comparison of Consumer and Wholesale Prices Indices in India: An Analysis of Properties and Sources of Divergence
 All Agency Banks and select offices of RBI to remain open on all days from March 25, 2017 to April 1, 2017
 RBI-Sources of Variation in Foreign Exchange Reserves in India during April-December 2016
 Developments in India’s Balance of Payments during the Third Quarter (October-December) of 2016-17
 RBI signs Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) on “Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information” with the Bank of Thailand
 RBI-Meeting Schedule of the Monetary Policy Committee for 2017-18
 RBI to conduct Overnight, 7 day and 14 day Variable rate Reverse Repo auctions under LAF on March 22, 2017
 Risk Management and Inter-bank Dealings: Operational flexibility for Indian subsidiaries of Non-resident Companies
 Master Directions on Issuance and Operation of Prepaid Payment Instruments in India
 RBI seeks comments on draft circular on Master Directions on Issuance and Operation of Pre-paid Payment Instruments (PPIs) in India
  Annual Closing of Government Accounts – Transactions of Central / State Governments – Special Measures for the Current Financial Year (2016-17)

KYC/AML/CFT Guidelines - Unique Customer Identification Code Primary (Urban) Co-operative Banks
October, 10th 2012

RBI/2012-13/235
UBD.BPD (PCB) Cir. No. 14 /14.01.062/2012-13

October 9, 2012

The Chief Executive Officer of
All Primary (Urban) Co-operative Banks

Madam/Dear Sir,

Know Your Customer (KYC)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Combating of Financing of Terrorism (CFT) Guidelines - Unique Customer Identification Code (UCIC) for banks customers in India Primary (Urban) Co-operative Banks

The Reserve Bank of India has been, from time to time, issuing guidelines on KYC/AML/CFT measures. The increasing complexity and volume of financial transactions necessitate that customers do not have multiple identities within a bank, across the banking system and across the financial system. This can be achieved by introducing a unique identification code for each customer. In this regard, a Working Group constituted by the Government of India has proposed the introduction of unique identifiers for customers across different banks and Financial Institutions for setting up a centralized KYC Registry. While setting up such a system for the entire financial system is likely to take quite some time, Primary (Urban) Co-operative Banks (UCBs) can make an immediate beginning in this regard by having such identification code for their own customers.

2. In this regard, please refer to paragraphs 86 and 87 (extracts enclosed) of Monetary Policy Statement 2012-13 announced on April 17, 2012 on Unique Customer Identification Code for banks customers in India. While some UCBs already use UCICs for their customers by providing them a relationship number, etc., other UCBs have not adopted this practice. UCBs are, therefore, advised to initiate steps for allotting UCIC to all their customers while entering into any new relationships for individual customers to begin with. Similarly, existing individual customers may also be allotted unique customer identification code by end-May 2013.

3. The UCIC will help UCBs to identify customers, track the facilities availed, monitor financial transactions in a holistic manner and enable UCBs to have a better approach to risk profiling of customers. It would also smoothen banking operations for the customers.

Yours faithfully,

(A. Udgata)
Chief General Manger-in-Charge


Extract: Monetary Policy Statement 2012 -13

Unique Customer Identification Code for Banks Customers in India

86. Availability of a unique customer identification code (UCIC) will help banks to identify a customer, track the facilities availed, monitor financial transactions in various accounts, improve risk profiling, take a holistic view of customer profile and smoothen banking operations for the customer. While some of the Indian banks have already developed UCIC, there is no unique number to identify a single customer across the organisation in many banks. In this regard, the Government of India has already initiated some measures as a working group constituted by them has proposed the introduction of unique identifiers for customers across different banks and financial institutions. While such a system for the entire financial system is desirable, it is likely to take quite some time for a complete roll out. As a first step, banks are advised:

  • to initiate steps to allot UCIC number to all their customers while entering into any new relationships in the case of all individual customers to begin with. Similarly, existing individual customers may also be allotted unique customer identification code by end-April 2013.

87. Detailed guidelines in this regard will be issued separately.

 
 
Home | About Us | Terms and Conditions | Contact Us
Copyright 2017 CAinINDIA All Right Reserved.
Designed and Developed by Binarysoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Binarysoft Technologies - Our Experience

Transfer Pricing | International Taxation | Business Consulting | Corporate Compliance and Consulting | Assurance and Risk Advisory | Indirect Taxes | Direct Taxes | Transaction Advisory | Regular Compliance and Reporting | Tax Assessments | International Taxation Advisory | Capital Structuring | Withholding tax advisory | Expatriate Tax Reporting | Litigation | Badges | Club Badges | Seals | Military Insignias | Emblems | Family Crest | Software Development India | Software Development Company | SEO Company | Web Application Development | MLM Software | MLM Solutions