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Letter to BS: Bringing co-operative banks under RBI will be tough

This view gains more prominence in the wake of the apprehensions expressed by some fi­nance industry experts about the efficacy of the RBI's extant supervisory bandwidth

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This refers to the article “Govt okays Ordinance to give more teeth to RBI over co-operative banks” (June 25). The Union Ca­binet’s approval on Wednesday to an Ordinance to bring 1,540 urban and multi-state co-operative banks under the Reserve Bank of India’s direct supervision to provide added protection and comfort to their depositors, may not necessarily prove to be a win-win situation for them. While the genesis of the Centre’s latest move could be traced back to the infamous Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank crisis, which had created a massive furore last year, the meticulous supervision of all these co-operative

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First Published: Jun 25 2020 | 10:31 PM IST

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