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Delhi HC admits petition challenging merger of Vijaya, Dena, Bank of Baroda

The case will be next heard on February 13. The petition, moved by All India Bank Officers Confed­eration and All India Vijaya Bank Officers' Association

Aashish Aryan  |  New Delhi 

Delhi High Court (Photo - PTI)
Delhi High Court (Photo - PTI)

The on Tues­day agreed to hear petitions challenging the proposed mer­ger of and with and issued a notice to the central government. The case will be next heard on February 13.

The petition, moved by and All India Officers’ Association, alleges that the government approved the said merger without consulting the (RBI), and without participation of officers of these banks.

“Section 9 of the Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1970, lays down the procedure by which the central government, after consultation from the RBI, may establish a scheme of amalgamating commercial banks. However, in the instant case, the proposal was sent to the boards of the banks when no such scheme had been established,” the petitioner said in their plea before the high court. The two bankers’ association have also accused the government of not following the due procedure and their own board of directors of having acted under the “diktat” of Centre.

First Published: Wed, January 16 2019. 00:37 IST