Depositors of scandal-hit PMC Bank, 20 others to get up to Rs 5 lakh within 90 days

PMC Bank

The Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corp will pay depositors of 21 insured banks, which includes scandal-hit PMC Bank, the amount equivalent to the deposits, up to a maximum of Rs 5 lakh, within 90 days.

Necessary instructions have been issued to the banks to submit the claims within 45 days after obtaining approval from depositors to claim deposit insurance. The verification and settlement of the claims should be done by November 29, 2021, DICGC said in a release.

These banks shall submit a claim list by October 15 and update the position as on November 29, with principal and interest, in a final updated list, which will enable DICGC to discharge its insurance liability in full as per norms.

Unpaid or the difference in the amount of deposits up to Rs 5 lakh, as per the final updated list, will be paid within 30 days of receipt, that is by December 29.

The Parliament in August passed the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2021, ensuring account holders get up to Rs 5 lakh within 90 days of the RBI imposing a moratorium on the banks.

In 2019, the Reserve Bank of India imposed restrictions on PMC bank after observing financial irregularities, including under-reporting of bad loans. From the findings of the probe, it was discovered that Rs 250 crore worth of fake deposits was shown in the system and that the bank had manipulated its net time and deposits using HDIL and DHFL cheques.

Here’s the list of the 21 banks:

> Adoor Co-Operative Urban Bank, Kerala
> Bidar Mahila Urban Co-Op Bank, Karnataka
> City Co-Op Bank, Maharashtra
> Hindu Co-Op Bank, Punjab
> Kapol Co-Op Bank, Maharashtra
> Maratha Sahakari Bank, Maharashtra
> Millath Co-Op Bank, Karnataka
> Needs of Life Co-Op Bank, Maharashtra
> Padmashree Dr. Vithal Rao Vikhe Patil, Maharashtra
> People’s Co-Op Bank, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
> Punjab & Maharashtra Co-Op Bank (PMC Bank), Maharashtra
> Rupee Co-Operative Bank, Maharashtra
> Shri Anand Coop Bank, Pune, Maharashtra
> Sikar Urban Co-Op Bank, Rajasthan
> Sri Gururaghvendra Sahakara Bank Niyamitha, Karnataka
> The Mudhol Co-Operative Bank, Karnataka
> Mantha Urban Cooperative Bank, Maharashtra
> Sarjeraodada Naik Shirala Sahakari Bank, Maharashtra
> Independence Cooperative Bank, Nashik, Maharashtra
> Deccan Urban Co-Operative Bank, Vijaypur, Karnataka
> Garha Co-Operative Bank, Guna, Madhya Pradesh

Source: Economic Times

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