The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a monetary penalty of ₹ 1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh only) on Northern Railway Multi-state Primary Co-operative Bank Ltd., Lucknow in exercise of powers vested in it under the provisions of Section 47A(1)(c) read with Section 46(4) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (As Applicable to Co-operative Societies), for violation of RBI Instructions/Guidelines for opening on-site ATM without obtaining prior approval from RBI.

The Reserve Bank of India had issued a Show Cause Notice to the bank, in response to which the bank had submitted a written reply. After considering the facts of the case, and the bank’s reply in the matter, the Reserve Bank came to the conclusion that the violation was substantiated and warranted imposition of penalty.