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RBI opens new ombudsman office for Chhattisgarh

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Reserve has opened a new office at Raipur to look into the grievances of residents and entities in Chhattisgarh, while relieving the office of the job of the state's ombudsman.

The office so far had the jurisdiction for both and

"Considering...Large jurisdiction being covered by the current Office of the Ombudsman, Bhopal, the Reserve has set up an Office of the Ombudsman for state of at Raipur," RBI said in a release.

It said Raipur office will have jurisdiction over the entire state of Chhattisgarh, which was earlier under the jurisdiction of office of the banking ombudsman.

People having grievances about banking services can lodge complaints at the banking ombudsman office falling in their jurisdiction.

They can file complaints ranging from non-payment or delay in payment or collection of cheques/drafts, non- acceptance of small denomination notes or coins, non-adherence to prescribed working hours, failure to provide or delay in providing a banking services, delays or non-credit of proceeds to parties' accounts to non-observance of RBI's directives on banking services.

With the new addition, banking ombudsman offices have now increased to 19.

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First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 18:42 IST