Centre to bring over 1500 cooperative banks under RBI’s ambit, says Prakash Javadekar

24 June, 2020 | newsx bureau

RBI National

The supervisory powers of RBI to now apply on cooperative banks, assurance of safety to over 8.6 crore depositors, added the Union Minister on Wednesday.

Over 1,500 urban and multi-state cooperative banks will be brought under the supervisory power of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), said Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday.

“Government banks, including 1,482 urban cooperative banks and 58 multi-state cooperative banks, are now being brought under supervisory powers of Reserve Bank of India (RBI); RBI’s powers as they apply to scheduled banks will apply for cooperative banks as well,” Javadekar said at a press conference, through video conferencing.

“The decision to bring 1,540 cooperative banks under RBI’s supervision will give an assurance to more than 8.6 crore depositors in these banks that their money amounting to Rs 4.84 lakh crore will stay safe,” he added.

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The Minister of Information and Broadcasting further said that the Union Cabinet has approved a scheme “for interest subvention of 2 per cent to Shishu loan category borrowers under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, outstanding as on March 31, 2020, for one year to eligible borrowers.”

The Minister also said that the Union Cabinet has approved the declaration of Kushinagar Airport in Uttar Pradesh as an international airport.

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