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RBI Governor Meets Heads Of Urban Co-operative Bank Federations

The meeting was also attended by M Rajeshwar Rao, Deputy Governor and Executive Directors, S C Murmu, Saurav Sinha, Jayant Kumar Dash and Neeraj Nigam respectively with a few other senior officials of the RBI

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Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday met the heads of Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs) federations and the CEOs of Primary UCBs, informed a press release.

He held a meeting with the National Federation of Urban Co-operative Banks and Credit Societies (NAFCUB), select Federations of UCBs from various States and the CEOs of select UCBs.

The meeting was also attended by Deputy Governor M Rajeshwar Rao, Executive Directors S C Murmu, Saurav Sinha, Jayant Kumar Dash, and Neeraj Nigam along with a few senior officials of the RBI.

The Governor, in his introductory remarks, acknowledged the important role played by UCBs in furthering financial inclusion and supporting economic growth by providing banking services at the grassroots level.

He further stated that RBI is committed to having a strong, robust and resilient UCB sector and for that, there is a need for all the stakeholders to work together in the spirit of cooperation. He advised UCBs and their Federations to strengthen governance and risk management, adopt appropriate business strategies and explore suitable technology solutions to enable them to sustain and grow their business and serve their customers, keeping in mind the interest of the depositors.

The participants shared their inputs and suggestions regarding regulatory and supervisory matters applicable to urban cooperative banks.

It was decided that the Standing Advisory Committee (SAC) meetings will henceforth be held once in six months instead of once in a year. It was also decided that RBI will nominate a senior officer who will be the single point of contact for all issues related to UCBs and a formal interaction with the designated senior officer would be held quarterly. (ANI)