RBI Slaps Penalties On Axis Bank, UCO Bank And Syndicate Bank
The Reserve Bank of India said it imposed a total penalty of Rs 2.2 crore on private sector lender Axis Bank Ltd. in two separate cases.
The RBI said a penalty of Rs 2 crore has been imposed each on Axis Bank and UCO Bank for non-compliance of norms related to payment through cheques.
In another case, a penalty of Rs 20 lakh has been imposed on Axis Bank for contravention of the directions related to detection and impounding of counterfeit notes.
The penalty on Syndicate Bank has been imposed for violation of guidelines related to checking fraud and managing risk.
The RBI, however, said the action on banks is based on deficiencies in regulatory compliance and is not intended to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the bank with its customers.