RBI imposes penalty on Shivam Sahakari Bank Limited, Kolhapur
September, 27th 2016
The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a monetary penalty of 2.00 lakh (Rupees two Lakh only) on Shivam Sahakari Bank Limited, Kolhapur in exercise of the powers vested in it under the provisions of Section 47A(1)(b) read with Section 46(4) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (As applicable to Co-operative Societies), for violations of the instructions / guidelines of the Reserve Bank of India relating to Area of Operation and Know Your Customer (KYC)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML).
The Reserve Bank of India had issued a show cause notice to the bank, in response to which the bank submitted a written reply and also made oral submissions thereon. After considering the facts of the case and the bank’s reply in the matter, the Reserve Bank came to the conclusion that the violations were substantiated and warranted imposition of the penalty.