Mumbai : Reserve bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the banking license of Solapur-based the licence of Laxmi Co-operative Bank owing to inadequate capital and earning prospects and non-compliance of regulatory requirements.
“Today, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), vide order dated September 14, 2022, has cancelled the licence of “The Laxmi Co-operative Bank Limited, Solapur, Maharashtra”. Consequently, the bank ceases to carry on banking business, with effect from the close of business on September 22, 2022. The Commissioner for Cooperation and Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Maharashtra has also been requested to issue an order for winding up the bank and appoint a liquidator for the bank” RBI said in a circular.
“The continuance of the bank is prejudicial to the interests of its depositors. The bank with its present financial position would be unable to pay its present depositors in full; and Public interest would be adversely affected if the bank is allowed to carry on its banking business any further” read the circular.
Consequent to the cancellation of its licence, “The Laxmi Co-operative Bank Limited, Solapur, Maharashtra” is prohibited from conducting the business of ‘banking’ which includes, among other things, acceptance of deposits and repayment of deposits as defined in Section 5(b) read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 with immediate effect.
On liquidation, every depositor would be entitled to receive deposit insurance claim amount of his/her deposits up to a monetary ceiling of ₹5,00,000/- (Rupees five lakh only) from Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) subject to the provisions of DICGC Act, 1961. As per the data submitted by the bank, about 99% of the depositors are entitled to receive full amount of their deposits from DICGC. As on September 13, 2022, DICGC has already paid ₹193.68 crore of the total insured deposits under the provisions of Section 18A of the DICGC Act, 1961 based on the willingness received from the concerned depositors of the bank.