Gratuity increase for bankers – Lok Sabha passes the bill

Lok Sabha today passed the amendment in Payment of Gratuity Act to increase the Gratuity ceiling to Rs.20 lacs. The existing limit for gratuity was Rs.10 lacs. After implementation of seventh pay commission, gratuity ceiling was increased from Rs.10 lacs to Rs.20 lacs...

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Passport Details must for more than 50 Crore loan

Finance Ministry on Saturday said passport details will be made mandatory for loans of more than Rs.50 crore from state run banks. Passport details will help banks to take timely action and inform the relevant authorities to prevent fraudsters from fleeing the...

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RBI imposes Rs.5 Crore Penalty on Airtel Payment Bank

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed penalty of ₹ 5 crores on Airtel Payments Bank Limited for contravening the ‘Operating Guidelines for Payments Banks’ and directions issued by RBI on Know Your Customer (KYC) norms. This penalty has been imposed in exercise...

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Bankers’ protest on 21st March at Jantar Mantar

United Forum of Bank Employees Unions (UFBU) has planned a massive Dharna at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on 21st March 2018. The protest is in demand for action against those involved and responsible for the Punjab National Bank (PNB) Scam of 12000+ crore rupees and...

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Canara, PNB, UBI, PSB and Andhra Bank may face PCA

5 Public sector banks are on the verge of being put under Prompt Corrective Action plan by Reserve Bank of India. According a news report in business standard, these banks include Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank, Union Bank of India, Punjab and Sidh Bank and Andhra...

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Changes in Priority Sector Guidelines

RBI, vide notification dated March 01, 2018 amended the priority sector guidelines. Following are the changes made in priority sector lending: 1.  Earlier it was stipulated that the sub-targets for lending to small and marginal farmers and micro enterprises shall be...

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