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Banking Operations Manual
THE A.P. STATE CO.OPERATIVE BANK LTD TROOP BAZAR :: HYDERABAD _________________________________________________ Vol. I
Banking Operations Manual
This Banking Operations Manual is prepared with a view to provide a ready guide to the officers and staff of the Bank – Andhra Pradesh State Cooperative Bank (APCOB) - in day-to-day banking operations. The Manual is prepared based on the extant banking law, practices and is an attempt to provide guidance to the front office functionaries in the Banking operation of the Bank. It is compiled in January - March 2008 and mainly covers the aspects which are currently relevant to the Andhra Pradesh State Co-operative Bank (APCOB). The Manual is to be used keeping in view any changes in rules and practices over time. This is also not a document to provide any full fledged legal framework of banking operations and is in the nature of a guide to operatives and not a rigorous substitute for extant circular instructions, directives etc. The language used is also one to facilitate understanding rather than being legalistic. Throughout this Manual, based on the context, the reference to Masculine gender is to be read as reference to Feminine gender also and similarly the usage of singular be read contextually to include the plural. In compiling this document, use has extensively been made of the Operational Manual for Cooperative Banks [2004 edition] brought out by the National Federation of State Co-operative Banks, Mumbai, which is gratefully acknowledged. This Manual has been gone through in detail and vetted by various senior officers of Head Office and the Co-operative Training Institute of the Bank. The final version is brought out after detailed consultations with wellexperienced officers at the Head Office and Branches. Over a period of time it is expected that this manual will be vastly improved based on inputs from the functionaries at different levels based on their active feedback. Further volumes of this Manual are expected to be brought out covering various other areas in due course. It is hoped that this volume will be useful as a basic guide for the Front Office operations in Banking in the Bank.
M.S. Rama Rao Chief General Manager Centralised Monitoring, Inspection & Audit Dept
Banking Operations Manual
A Banking Operations Manual for the Head Office main branch and branches of the Bank has been a long felt need. The present ‘Banking Operations Manual’ is a team effort by the senior officers of the Bank in consultation with the front office functionaries. The effort has been coordinated by the Centralised Monitoring, Inspection & Audit Department of the Bank. The present volume attempts to bring at one place the important aspects of Banking operations for reference of the functionaries at the delivery point of the customer services in the Bank. It is also an effort to streamline and standardize the procedures to usher in the various systems, procedures and controls and the first of a series of such initiation planned by the Bank. Apart from incorporating up-to-date instructions on Banking operations and the latest guidelines of NABARD on Safe Deposit Lockers and Settlement of Claims of deceased depositors, the volume provides the customer relationship policy of the Bank and also the customer service norms of the Bank. It is also envisaged that this Manual would be updated and revised from time to time based on the experience and feedback of the staff at various levels and to incorporate the changes that take place in the practices in Banking. I wish that the Manual will be put to successful use to improve management of the Bank and provide better services to the customers and would pave the way for greater codification and publication of the functions and services of the Bank.
T.S. Appa Rao, Managing Director
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Appendix .A Appendix . Introduction Customer Identification & Introduction – Opening of Accounts Nomination Current Accounts Savings Bank Accounts Maintenance of Accounts & Operational Procedures Cash and it’s custody Clearing Term Deposits .B TITLE PAGE No.General Fixed Deposits Reinvestment Deposit Gruhalakshmi scheme Recurring Deposits Local Cheques / Demand Drafts & Outstation Cheques – Purchase / Instant Credit Demand Drafts & Pay Orders Safe Deposit Lockers Settlement of Claims of Deceased Depositors Customer Relationship Policy Customer Service Norms 01 04 25 34 46 56 72 78 84 91 100 104 109 112 119 133 153 158 4 .Banking Operations Manual CONTENTS CHAPTER No.
either singly or jointly. For Accounts of individuals facility of withdrawal from ATM is also provided. Clubs etc. Salient features of deposit schemes: CURRENT ACCOUNT: Accounts under this type can be opened by Individuals. Partnership Firms.. Associations. The Savings Bank accounts can be operated either with cheque book facility or without cheque book facility. Govt. No interest is provided on the balances in Current Account as the Bank renders a considerable service in operation and maintenance of the Account. SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNT: The Savings Bank Accounts are meant for individuals operating singly or jointly with other individuals. this Manual does not attempt to detail the accounting. are provided as per the separate loan rules in this regard. vouchering etc. Where cheque book facility is not provided or not opted for. There is 5 . as would be relevant to the Manual environment./Local Bodies. This Account is meant for Individuals / Institutions having large number / volume of transactions. Associations.1 Introduction General: This Manual mainly deals with the Banking operations and is intended as a guide for staff functioning in Banking department and branches of the Andhra Pradesh State Co-operative Bank (APCOB). Companies. The operations of the Bank are fully computerized under a Core Banking System (CBS). Sole Proprietary Concerns. mainly for meeting their day-to-day business and operational requirements for parking their operational fund balances. DDs etc of parties are collected through the Current Accounts and cash/clearing payments are made in respect of cheques issued by the Account holders. The procedures involved in handling the various types of accounts of customers are dealt with in this Manual for giving a better understanding and background reference to the front office functionaries in the Branches and Banking wing of the Bank. calculation processes. As such.Banking Operations Manual CHAPTER . These Accounts are operated only through the cheques provided by the Bank drawn either in individual or representative capacity. Over Drafts. Trusts. The current volume deals with the customer relationship aspects of Banking in the Bank and focuses on the handling of deposit accounts. remittances in cash and withdrawals through withdrawal slip are allowed. secured or otherwise. The Cheques. Cooperative Societies etc. Bills. Clubs.
Maximum balance at any point of time is stipulated at Rs. For example. a Fixed Deposit of Rs.for 12 months period. as per request of customer.B. half-yearly or yearly.00 lakh.Banking Operations Manual a limit on the number of transactions allowed in Savings Bank account and these accounts are not meant for business or trading activities etc. These deposits are repayable to the customer on expiry of the period for which the deposit is made. getting access to banking facilities. If the deposit is for a minimum period of 12 months.000/-. Ten withdrawals are allowed per quarter. Under this. Years or their combination. A/c is made available by the Bank to facilitate financial inclusion of persons of lower economic standing. 100/.00 lakh or more and 15 days for deposits of below Rs.a. then interest may be paid monthly. There is no minimum balance stipulated. Maximum period of deposit is 120 months or 10 years. The Bank will pay interest at monthly rests also if the customer so desires by duly discounting the interest for such monthly payment. The interest is computed for the full month on the above basis and credited once in 6 months to the account. The interest is normally paid at quarterly rests for credit of the customer’s Savings / Current account as per standing instructions or allowed to be withdrawn in cash by the customer or paid to him by way of Bankers Cheque / Pay Order and by way of D.. Fixed Deposits may be accepted for Days. account can be opened with Rs. the account holders are permitted to make premature encashment of such deposits in case of exigency / need – in such an event the principal amount is paid along with interest as applicable for the period for which the deposit was actually with the Bank.for a specified period. 25.5% p. 1.) is paid on the monthly minimum balance maintained in the account between 10th and last day of the month. There is no service charge or incidentals for these accounts and interest will be paid at the rate applicable for normal Savings Bank Accounts. the party can draw cheques on the account which can be collected by 3rd parties through the clearing office. 25/-. 6 . for out-location customers. Interest at the rate as prescribed by RBI (presently 3. A special No Frills Savings Account called Abhyudaya S. 5000/. FIXED DEPOSITS: These are deposits of specified sum of money permitted to be made in multiples of Rs. 1. quarterly.D. Minimum period of deposit is 7 days for Rs. However. Deposits in cash and cash withdrawals by way of cheque or through ATM is allowed. Where cheque book facility is extended. No cheque book or ATM cards are issued for these accounts and collection of cheques and DDs are not undertaken through these accounts. Months. Cheques / DDs etc. less penalty of 1 percentage points on the applicable rate of interest. favouring the account holder are collected into the account.
However. In the event of foreclosure of deposit. interest is paid based on monthly balances without cumulation for the incomplete quarter. The rules relating to foreclosure and grant of loan against this deposit are similar to that under Fixed Deposit except that in the event of foreclosure of a Recurring Deposit. [For foreclosure of deposit. GRUHALAKSHMI DEPOSIT: This deposit is essentially a term deposit which is accepted for a minimum period of 6 months and for a maximum period of 120 months in multiples of Rs.. In computerized environment. wherein the quarterly interest payable on the deposit is cumulated and the total cumulative interest earned during the currency of the deposit is paid in full along with the principal on the expiry of the period of deposit. as also Depositor loans. are inbuilt in the Core Banking Solution (CBS) and as such the users are fully guided by the system. under this Head are also subject to the norms of foreclosure as mentioned under Fixed Deposit.Banking Operations Manual Loans against the Fixed Deposit may be issued to the customers on surrender of duly discharged Fixed Deposit receipt with a letter of lien through a separate Depositor Loan A/c for which interest is charged at 2% over the rate provided on the deposit. 10/. RECURRING DEPOSIT: Deposits under this category are in the nature of fixed amounts being paid in by the depositor every month subject to a minimum of Rs. the basic procedures of interest calculation etc. the depositor loan is also foreclosed with the rates of interest charged at 2% over the rate allowed on the foreclosure of the deposit. Deposits. interest is cumulated at quarterly rests based on month-end balances in the account and pre-determined amount is fixed as payable at the end of the period of deposit.thereafter for a specified period of years involving monthly payments ranging from 12 to 120 months. the rate of interest extended is applicable rate on date of deposit for the period for which the deposit remained with the Bank minus 1% ]. ~~~ 7 . the necessary verification and checking as required in respect of various operations are essential and need to be performed by the concerned functionaries.and in multiples of Rs. Under this deposit scheme. 100/-. 50/.
Legal name and any other names used . Accounts of companies .Principal place of business . (i) Certificate of incorporation and Memorandum & Articles of Association (ii) Resolution of the Board of Directors to open an account and identification of those who have authority to operate the account (iii) Power of Attorney granted to its Managers. officers or employees to transact business on its behalf (iv) Copy of PAN allotment letter (v) Copy of the telephone bill.Banking Operations Manual CHAPTER .Mailing address of the company . The following is the customer verification and identification procedure: Features to be verified and documents that may be obtained from customers Features Documents ( latest / valid ) Customer Identification Procedure Accounts of individuals .Name of the company . the authorized officer must be satisfied about the proper identity.Correct permanent address (i) Passport (ii) PAN card (iii) Voter’s Identity Card (iv) Driving Licence (v) Identity Card (subject to the bank’s satisfaction) (vi) Letter from a recognized public authority or public servant verifying the identity and residence of the customer to the satisfaction of bank. standing and residential proof of the prospective customer.2 Customer Identification and Introduction: Opening of Accounts Know Your Customer (KYC) Norms: It is imperative that while opening accounts. (i) Telephone bill (ii) Bank account statement (iii) Letter from any recognized public authority (iv) Electricity Bill (v) Ration Card (vi) Letter from employer (subject to satisfaction of the bank) (any one document which provides customer information to the satisfaction of the bank will suffice). It is only after furnishing of proper proof of identity through photo identity card and acceptable address proof that accounts are to be opened.Telephone / Fax number 8 .
the Managers/ Directors and the Beneficiaries . Introduction of Customer Accounts: Salient features: a. if registered (ii) Registered Power of Attorney granted to transact business on its behalf (iii) Any officially valid document to identify the Trustees. Settlers.Names and addresses of the Founder. The original documents are to be verified. The introducer must normally call on the Bank and sign in the column specifically provided for the purpose in the account opening application form. copies taken and duly authenticated by the officer of the Bank stating ‘verified with the original’.Banking Operations Manual Accounts of partnership firms .Names of all partners and their Power of Attorney granted to a partner addresses or an employee of the firm to transact . Founders/Managers/Directors and their addresses (iv) Resolution of the managing body of the foundation/association (v) Telephone bill. if registered . 9 . Settlers. It is important that every prospective customer who wants to open any type of deposit account in the branch must be properly introduced to the Bank by a respectable person known to the Bank (who may not necessarily be a constituent of the bank) or by an existing customer of the Bank with satisfactory conduct of transactions in deposit account (SB/C/a).Names of Trustees. Beneficiaries and those holding Power of Attorney.Telephone numbers of the firm business on its behalf (iv) Any officially and partners valid document identifying the partners and the persons holding the Registered Power of Attorney and their addresses (v) Telephone bill in the name of firm/partners. Accounts of Trusts & Foundations . Introduction is obtained primarily to get protection under Section 131 of the ‘Negotiable Instruments Act’ and all the members of the staff in the branch must be made aware of the importance of a proper introduction.Address (ii) Partnership Deed (iii) Registered . Beneficiaries and Signatories .Legal name (i) Registration certificate.Telephone / Fax numbers (i) Certificate of Registration.
d. 10 .g.Banking Operations Manual b. The need for introduction in the case of limited companies (unless they are old and well known) is greater as they may form a convenient medium for questionable transactions. c. Once a party has been properly introduced to the Bank for opening an account that party need not bring fresh introduction at the time of opening another type of account (e. c. It is desirable that there should be a reasonable time gap of at least six months for a new Account Holder of the bank to introduce another new customer to the bank. a respectable person well known to the bank or a staff of the bank can also introduce a new customer (except in case of opening Current Account).) However. This will enable the bank to assess whether the operations by the existing Account Holder are in order or not. 2. A minor Account Holder cannot introduce. Who can introduce a customer? Introduction of a new customer by an existing Current / Savings Bank Account Holder is considered to be the best form of introduction. A Term Deposit holder who has no Current / Savings Bank Account cannot introduce another person to open a Current / Savings Bank Account. The legal protection given to bankers in respect of cheques collected “in good faith and without negligence” is available only if the account is opened with proper introduction. e. if a party has Term Deposit with the Bank and such investment has been made without any introduction and he wants to open a Savings Bank or Current Account proper introduction is necessary to open such Savings Bank / Current Account. 3. However. Who cannot introduce a customer? a. b. Current Account Holder opening a SB/FD/RD/CC or a Savings Bank Account Holder opening a CA/FD/RD/CC etc.
a. Due customer identification under KYC norms is mandatory even for accounts being introduced by parties well known to the Bank. should also be noted in Ledger Account. it is still essential to enquire and record the name of his employer. b. In the case of newly opened Branch it may be difficult to rigidly enforce this rule that new accounts must be opened only with proper introduction. Establishing the bonafides of a new customer is the main purpose of introduction and is to be handled accordingly. 5. change in employment. Verification of Introduction a. then the introduction may be got confirmed by an official of the Bank by contacting the Introducer and recording the same in the opening form or by issue of letter. 11 .Banking Operations Manual 4. b. Method of obtaining introduction The bank must insist that the Introducer must come to the Bank in person and sign the document before the Officer. It is to be clearly understood that introduction is treated as a substantive step having real significance and not merely as a formality and any lapse in this regard will be viewed seriously. Hence. Even though the constituent is well introduced. In case the Introducer does not come in person. Opening of Accounts Important: Accounts are opened by the Bank at its discretion and upon satisfaction of the Authorised official of the Bank as to the bonafides of the prospective customer and subject to the fulfillment of the various requirements stipulated in this regard including satisfaction as to veracity of introduction. accounts may be opened at new branches duly following the Know Your Customer (KYC) Norms. if any. proper care is to be exercised in obtaining and verifying the introduction. Hence. c.
Savings Bank Accounts (S. the PAN is not available. such missing numbers should be recorded with the reasons and attested by the authorized officer. The prospective customer should affix the signatures at all the relevant places on the forms prescribed in the presence of the Authorized official. must be made in writing in the Bank’s printed application forms only. an acknowledgement or a letter of thanks for having opened / having introduced the account.). vii. The particulars furnished by the prospective customer. 12 . The bank has to obtain Permanent Account Number (PAN) of the customer while opening any type of accounts. print out and send to the customers and also to the introducers.) and the Account No. There is a provision in the system to generate. The customer also has to record nomination of the account at the relevant portion in the account opening application forms. The account number of the customer must be written / stamped on each cheque leaf and on the cheque requisition slip in the cheque book.D. Accounts etc. ix. Whenever Cheque Books are issued. ii. must be written in the Passbook. vi. Rules is to be obtained from the customer in duplicate. x. viii.T. iii.B. In case. Fixed Deposits (FD).B.D. 60 / 61 under Rule 114-B of I. Accounts and R. Accounts. the details must be recorded in the system and duly authorized. The cheque books should be issued in the serial number order and if for any reason the continuous serial number is skipped.D.) shall be opened only with the authorisation of authorized officers in the branch. v. xi. which must be sent. a declaration in Form No. office address and alternative addresses (if the customer is employed / businessman) with phone numbers (residence/office/mobile/fax and alternative telephone numbers. The customer identification number (C Id No. which are automatically generated by the system for the Current Accounts. ATM card must be recorded in the relevant form and authorized. Term Deposits and R. The cheque book issued to the customer must be acknowledged by the customer or his representative (duly authorized for the purpose) in the register of ‘cheque books issued’. All applications for opening Current Accounts.Banking Operations Manual Salient features: i. S.A. All new Current Accounts (C.). if any) and e-mail id must be furnished. Savings Bank Accounts. Account Opening Forms and also the Account Opening Register which is specially maintained for the purpose to record the details of the accounts opened. iv. Term Deposits and Recurring Deposit Accounts (R. after due verification and satisfaction must be entered in the relevant fields of the customer Id form and Account opening form in the system and duly authorized. In the Account Opening Form the residential address. The requests of the customer for issue of cheque book. Specimen Signature Card.
x.. 13 . The officer authorizing the opening of Current and Savings Bank Accounts has to authenticate the same by affixing the round stamp of the branch and his signature with date at the bottom corner on the face of the second copy of photograph before affixing the same to the Pass Book.Banking Operations Manual xii. the Passbook and the Specimen Signature Card. account being opened in the names of more than one person / partnership accounts. Recent passport size photographs of the prospective customer / account holder/s (in case of joint accounts) are to be obtained and affixed at the appropriate places in the account opening forms. as indicated for each type of account. Photographs: i. In the case of Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) accounts. Name of the account holder and the account number have to be written on the back of the photographs and the officer authorizing the opening of the account has to affix his signature on the reverse of the photographs with date before stapling the same to the application form. a set of photographs of all the officials authorized to open and operate the account must be obtained. In the case of institutional customers. In respect of Term Deposits. vi. The photographs submitted at the time of opening of account should be compared with the prospective customer / account holder to satisfy about the resemblance and then only accepted. In the case of joint accounts. ix.e. i. separate set of photographs of all joint depositors / partners have to be obtained. ii. one copy of the photograph each is to be affixed to the application form. photographs of the depositor / account holder has to be obtained. In respect of Current and Savings Bank Accounts. b. iii. In the case of Non-Resident Depositor. operated by the Guardian. v. iv. and all the Joint Account Holders in case of Joint Accounts have to be obtained while opening of accounts and affixed on appropriate forms. photograph of the Guardian is also to be obtained. photographs of the “Karta” has to be obtained. Branches should obtain recent passport size photographs of the customers at the time of opening of new accounts. xi. the photograph of the customer has to be attached to the application form. after due authentication of the authorized officer. specimen card and pass book. vii. In the case of Savings Bank accounts opened by minors of age 12 years and above. photographs of the Account Holder has to be obtained. viii. In the case of minor’s account. Requisite number of copies of photographs of the Account Holder.
Either or Survivor (E or S) . The following persons / institutions are eligible to open accounts with the Bank: i. the pass book and the account opening form duly authenticated by the authorized officer. particularly in the case of illiterate customers. During the operations in the accounts whenever the passing officer or authorized official or the counter clerk notices a visible change in the resemblance of the photograph and the customer.Former or Survivor .Banking Operations Manual xii. duly attested and affixed at all appropriate places. In the case where the same customer has more than one type of account separate photographs for each category of account need not be insisted. xv. Individuals in single name. However.4. a recent photograph should be obtained from the customer. Further.Jointly / Jointly or Survivors (J or S) . the account opening form to which the photo is tagged is to be mentioned in the application form of all other accounts. it is advised to obtain photographs of all Account Holders who had opened accounts previously also. passport size photograph of the depositor must be affixed on the specimen signature/thumb impression card. Eligibility to open accounts: c. However. This should be done at least once in every 3 years. xiii.Any one or Survivor / Survivors (A or S) 14 . In respect of accounts opened by illiterate persons and blind persons three copies of recent passport size photographs have to be obtained. Two or more persons in joint names in any of the following forms: . as and when they visit the branch for operation of their accounts. photographs of all the Account Holders have to be obtained.1994. ii. that he has fully understood the rules and that he had affixed his thumb impression after fully knowing the rules. In respect of accounts opened prior to 01.04.1994 photographs were not required to be obtained. xvi. A declaration shall be taken from the illiterate depositor on the account opening form to the effect that the contents of the account opening form as also the rules governing the deposit account have been explained to him. This declaration should be authenticated by the depositor by affixing his thumb impression and it should be countersigned by a witness. xiv. However in all such accounts in which names have been either added or deleted after 1. The signature of the Attesting Officer should be partly on the photos and partly on the account opening form / specimen signature / thumb impression card.
e) District Development Authority (DDA).Banking Operations Manual iii. etc. Partnership firms.g. Companies. Bank should not open more than one Savings Bank account for the same person in his individual name. Religious & Charitable Institutions. Societies etc. ii) 15 . i) Savings Deposit account cannot be opened by banks in the name of: a) Government Departments b) Bodies depending upon budgetary allocations for performance of their functions. b) Small Farmer’s Development Agency (SFDA) / Fish Farmers Development Agencies (FFDAs). c) Marginal Farmers’ and Agricultural Labourers’ Agencies (MFAL). k) Any trading business or professional concern (e. Social Organizations. In the names of Sole Proprietary Concerns. However. firms of Chartered Accountants. Educational Institutions. v. vi. Minor student (i. literate) of age 12 years and above can open Savings Bank account and operate by himself.e. c) Municipal Corporations or Municipal Committees d) Panchayat Samitis e) State Housing Boards f) Water and Sewerage / Drainage Boards g) State Text Book Publishing Corporations h) Societies i) Metropolitan Development Authority j) State / District Level Housing Co-op. d) Drought Prone Areas Programme (DPAP). At the time of opening joint accounts (in the name of more than one person) instructions regarding operations and survivorship should be obtained from all the account holders and properly recorded duly authenticated by an officer. Associations. iv. Lawyers.) whether such concern is a proprietary or a partnership firm or a company or in association l) Political Party The above prohibition will not apply in the case of the following organizations / agencies: a) Primary Co-operative Credit Society which is being financed by the bank. Prohibition against opening of Savings Bank accounts in the name of certain Bodies / Organizations: d. Minor above 14 years can open and operate Savings Bank account. Clubs. Co-operative Society etc.
1860 or any other corresponding law in force in State or a Union Territory. n) Zilla Parishads / Gram Panchayats only in respect of Jawahar Rojgar Yojana Funds. which are engaged in promoting savings habit among their members / Farmers Clubs – Vikas Volunteer Vahini (VVV). i) Agriculture Produce Market Committees. not to add to their names the words ‘Limited’ or the words “Private Limited”. m) Institutions other than those mentioned in clause (i) above and whose entire income is exempt from payment of income-tax under the Income Tax Act. to the condition that no such account shall be opened with a bank other than public sector bank. Nagar Palikas and Municipal bodies in relation to funds (Central assistance + State share) given under Nehru Rozgar Yojana towards the components of (i) subsidy and (ii) Training and Infrastructure of Scheme of Urban Micro Enterprise (SUME) and Scheme of Urban Wage Employment (SUWE) and interest earned on deposits under both the components of SUME and on deposits under SUWE subject. k) Societies registered under the Societies Registration Act. g) Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP) / Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas (DWCRA) / Self-Help Groups (SHGs). h) Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA). 1913 and permitted. In the event of death of one of the account holders.Banking Operations Manual f) District Rural Development Agency / Society (DRDA / DRDS). o) Nagar panchayats. Operational Instructions: Operational instructions in the joint accounts have to be carefully followed. They may be: i. operations in this account should be stopped and the balance in this account is payable to the survivors and the legal heirs of the deceased party. l) Companies governed by the Companies Act. 1956 which have been licensed by the Central Government under Section 25 of the said Act. e. informal groups of rural farmers or entrepreneurs. Joint Account without survivorship clause: This account is to be operated jointly by all the account holders. 16 . registered or unregistered. or under the corresponding provision in the Indian Companies Act. j) Khadi and Village Industries Boards. however. 1961.
On the death of all except one of the account holders the balance in the account is payable to the lone survivor. a letter from the existing account holder attesting the specimen signature of the new person(s) has to be obtained and attached to the Account Opening Form. All the changes have to be properly recorded duly authenticated by an authorized officer with dates of changes. In case the customer having a joint account with the Bank intends to convert the same into a single account. Anyone or Survivor: This account is opened by more than two persons and can be operated by any one of them. In the event of death of one of them. but jointly. Specimen signatures of existing as well as the newly added person(s) have to be obtained in a fresh specimen signature card and maintained in the specimen signature card rack or in the specimen signatures loose leaf binder. the survivor can be allowed to operate this account or the balance in the account can be paid to the survivor. Joint or Survivor with Survivorship: This account is to be operated jointly by all the account holders. vi. the right to operate the account rests with the survivors. In the event of the death of one of them. if the account is to be operated as E or S or otherwise.Banking Operations Manual ii. iii. ii. A fresh mandate has to be obtained from all the survivors. Conversion of Accounts – Single into Joint and Joint into Single: To convert an existing single account into a joint or E or S account. iv. it is desirable to close such account by getting necessary instructions from the existing account holders and then open a new account in the name of the person in whose name the account is to be continued. the survivor/s can be allowed to continue to operate the account or the balance in the account can be paid to survivor/s. Original authority relating to the operations of joint accounts as well as the survivorship clause may be later on revoked by anyone of the joint account holder. f. Either or Survivor: This account is opened in the names of two persons and this account can be operated by either of them. 17 . v. In the event of death of one of the account holders. i. Any variation in the instructions given by the joint account holder at the time of opening the account can be made only if it is authorised by all the account holders jointly.
viii. ii. Krishna (or) (or) 18 . An account may be opened in the name of a minor by the guardian and operated by the guardian. Any contract with a Minor is not a valid one. iii.... must be opened in the ledger as detailed below: Ram (Minor) by guardian appointed by the Court Shri. the guardian must sign in representative capacity.. a Minor is one who has not completed 18 years of age. Accounts in the name of minor to be operated by the natural guardian or by the guardian or by the guardians appointed by the court or to be operated by the minor himself.”. No cheque book is to be issued to minors who are operating their Savings Bank accounts by themselves. Savings Bank account can be opened and operated by a minor student who is above the age of 12 years or a minor of the age of 14 and above (even if not literate). vii. but in the case of a Minor whose guardian is appointed by the Court..... v.. The guardian must not be allowed to operate the minor’s account once the minor attains majority status or in the event of the death of the minor... the minority status continues upto the age of 21 years.. Ram (Minor) by father and guardian Shri. Minor: i. Hence no overdraft should be allowed to a minor. In the Account Opening Form as well as specimen signature card. Proof of date of birth of the minor from appropriate authorities has to be obtained at the time of opening the account and should be retained in the records of the bank. the guardian has to close the account. Krishna Ram (Minor) by himself vi. Proof of date of birth by way of declaration by guardian is also valid for this purpose. No collection of Cheques should be allowed in Accounts operated by Minor. Opening and operating of Accounts under different categories: a.. iv...Banking Operations Manual 2. guardian should sign as “For and on behalf of minor . According to Indian Majority Act. For example. In the event of death of the minor.
Guardians: i. In respect of Christians. If both the father and mother are not alive.D. vi.. no one other than the person appointed by a competent court can act as a guardian of a minor. Date of Birth of the minor must be noted and authenticated by an authorised officer of the Bank. the father is the guardian for the property of the minor but after the father’s death. – The Executor appointed by the will of the father’s father. the bank has to issue a notice in the prescribed format with regard to the eligibility of the minor to operate the account personally. the following persons are entitled. 19 . The RBI has advised that Banks could open Savings. to be the guardians of a minor: – the Executor appointed by the father’s will. Proper notings about the minor attaining majority status should be made and authenticated by an authorised officer of the Bank. the mother. x. On the date of minor attaining majority fresh Account Opening Form duly signed by the account holder in the status of a major with his fresh set of specimen signatures duly counter signed by the guardian should be obtained and retained in Bank records.the husband. b. Under no circumstance mother can act as guardian of the minor under Mohammedan Law. the guardian should not be permitted to operate the account in the status of guardian. iii. R.Banking Operations Manual ix. – in the case of a minor married girl . ii. – Father’s father. – in the case of illegitimate boy or illegitimate unmarried girl the mother and if she is not alive the father. If none of the above persons is alive only the person appointed by the competent court can act as the guardian of a minor. iv. in the order mentioned hereunder. From such date of minor attaining majority. On the date of minor attaining majority. v. Under Mohammedan Law. and Term Deposit accounts in the names of minors with Mothers as Guardians. either the Father or Mother is the natural guardian to the Minor. The natural guardian of a Hindu Minor in respect of Minor’s property according to the Hindu Majority and Guardianship Act 1956 is: – in the case of a boy or unmarried girl the father and if the father is not alive.
One copy will have to be affixed on the Account Opening Form. every time. Cheque Book should not be issued to him under any circumstances. the Passing Officer should ask him whether he intends to withdraw the amount mentioned in the withdrawal slip. The authorised officer of the bank will have to attest this thumb impression beneath that.Banking Operations Manual c. it must be clearly noted “after the name of the party” as “Illiterate person” and in the case of the customer operating his account with LTI that fact also must be recorded as thumb impression. An illiterate depositor if he intends to allow a literate person to operate his account. Current account should not be opened in the name of an illiterate person. He should be advised that for withdrawing money from his account. Three passport size photographs have to be obtained from the customer. At the lower portion of this photograph (without covering the face of the constituent) his Left Thumb Impression (LTI) has to be affixed in such a way as to half of the thumb impression is on the photograph and the other half on the Account Opening Form. In case the illiterate person wants to open an account jointly with a literate person such account must be opened with the condition that it can be operated only jointly by both. he has to personally come to the bank with the Pass Book. No illiterate persons ii) iii) iv) v) vi) vii) viii) ix) 20 . Illiterate Persons: i) The rules relating to Savings Bank or other deposit account have to be clearly explained to an illiterate person intending to open such accounts in a language in which he understands. he has to submit on authorisation cum indemnity letter in the prescribed format. Every time before passing the withdrawal. Left hand thumb impression of the constituent has to be obtained on the Account Opening Form and specimen signature card in the presence of the authorised bank officer and a person well known to the bank who will attest his thumb impression on the Account Opening Form. In the account. Only on getting his oral confirmation the withdrawal must be passed for payment.
21 . and it may not be always possible for blind person to come to the Bank in person and he may send a messenger for transaction whose reliability may be known to the bank. Entries and the balance must be made up to date at the time of each transaction by the blind customer and should also be read out to him when no other person is in hearing distance of the blind customer. Whenever inconsistency in the signature of the blind customer is noticed. or on merits of each case the Branch Manager may allow a next of kin of the blind customer to operate the account as representative after taking proper ‘letter of authority’ from the blind customer to that effect. It must be boldly written as “BLIND” in red ink in the Account Opening Form. noted in the system and the Pass Book.” x) d. his left hand thumb impression may be obtained by the Bank in addition to his signature. he may allow the blind persons to operate their accounts by themselves. Blind persons: No cheque book is to be issued even for such joint accounts. The signature / thumb impression of the blind person has to be attested by a person well known to the bank and countersigned by the authorised officer of the bank on the reverse of two photographs. i) ii) iii) iv) v) vi) vii) viii) ix) There is no legal bar for a blind person to open a bank account. In the cases where the Branch Manager is satisfied. The third photograph affixed to his Pass Book should not have his specimen signature. No ATM Card will be issued to the Blind deposit Account holder. Due care must be exercised in opening accounts for blind persons as there may not be consistency in their signature. As they always depend on someone the chance for their being cheated is greater. Signature of the blind person in the Account Opening Form and Specimen Signature Card are to be attested by a witness who must be a person well known to the bank or a longstanding customer of the bank. specimen signature card.Banking Operations Manual account should be opened with operation facility of E or S or by “literate person only. Three copies of recent passport size photographs of the blind person have to be obtained at the time of opening the account — one to be attached to Account Opening Form — second copy to the specimen signature card and the third copy to the Pass Book.
” 22 .) after examination by the Legal Department / Legal Advisor of the Bank. Branch Officers must very carefully read the contents of the Will or Letter of Administration so that the operations in the account of Executor / Administrator are allowed only as per the terms of the Will.Banking Operations Manual e. Executors and Administrators cannot delegate power to third parties. Rajkumar Sole-Proprietor. Any power of attorney or authority given to third parties on the account of the estate should not be accepted unless they are cleared by Head Office (H. f. iii. vi. The opening of accounts for Executors / Administrators has to be cleared by the Legal Advisor / Legal Department of the Bank. The account should be opened in the name of the individual with the addition of the words “Executor” or “Administrator. Executors / Administrators: i. ix. Sole Proprietorship: i. vii. Account Opening Form should be signed by all the Executors / Administrators if there is more than one Executor / Administrator photographs of all Executors / Administrators have to be obtained and retained on Bank records. An Executor is a person named in the will and derives title immediately after the date of death of Testator for the purpose of administration of the property of the deceased. viii.O. An Administrator is a person appointed by the Court to manage the property of the deceased who had died without leaving any will. iv. He must obtain a Probate from a court of law before acting as an Executor. v. Cheques drawn in favour of Executor / Administrator should not be credited to the personal account of the Executor / Administrator. However the Proprietor must sign all the documents as well as the cheques relating to the account in the name of the Proprietorship Concern as below: For Ganesh Trading Company. The law does not distinguish between the Proprietor and the Proprietary Concern and therefore such accounts can be treated as individual accounts and he has to submit a declaration in the prescribed format. ii.
the bank has to obtain the HUF declaration duly signed by the ‘Karta’ and the coparceners. A person may authorise another person to open and operate a bank account on his behalf. Specimen Signature Card. The account should be opened in the name of ‘Karta’ (senior male member of the family) or in the name of the family business. iv. such transaction will not bind the principal. If any operation outside the terms of Power of Attorney is permitted in the account. Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) Account: i. Special Power of Attorney authorises a person to act in a simple transaction. It is also automatically revoked by the death. h. ii.” in the Account Opening Form. The principal. But in case. one to be affixed on the Account Opening Form and the other on the Specimen Signature Card. he cannot receive payments on behalf of the principal but the authority given by the principal does not dissolve automatically. etc. The Power of Attorney may be ‘special or general’. This authority may be given by “Power of Attorney”. has to give confirmation that the power holder will continue to exercise the powers conveyed in the Power of Attorney executed by him (the Principal). Further. The Power of Attorney must give specific authority to open and operate a bank account. It must be written in bold letters in red ink as “HUF Account. Account in the system and Passbook. Power of Attorney: i. v. insanity or insolvency of the grantor and also by the death or insanity of Attorney. The Power of Attorney can be revoked at any time by the grantor. The bank has to obtain two copies of the photographs of the ‘Karta’. in such cases. Branch Officers must study the Power of Attorney very carefully and allow operations only as per the terms of Power of Attorney. to accept / endorse bills of exchange. to overdraw in Current Account. The Bank may open accounts in the names of joint Hindu families. Copy of the Power of Attorney should be carefully compared with the original by an Officer of the Bank who will attest the copy as “Compared with the Original”.Banking Operations Manual g. the Attorney becomes insolvent. A General Power of Attorney authorises the person to have wide range of powers to carry out various transaction. iii. to borrow. 23 . ii. vi.
. A separate file containing various documents as noted below should be maintained: – A certified true copy of the Certificate of Incorporation. It should be recorded and duly authenticated by an Officer. If there are any restrictive clauses in the Partnership Deed they must be clearly noted in Power of Attorney Register as well as system and strictly followed while allowing operations in the account.O. to H. i. the operation in the account is to be stopped and a fresh account is to be opened. Cheques payable to the firm should not be credited to the private account of any partners or any employee of the firm. iii. iv. vii. A Partnership letter should be obtained and signed by all the partners along with the Account Opening Form. the following documents are to be obtained along with the Account Opening Form. Account should be opened in the name of the firm and not in the name of any partner. Account Opening Form should be signed by all the partners in their official capacity (i. This letter must be signed by all the partners in their individual capacity and not on behalf of the firm. While operating the partnership account the partners should sign for and on behalf of the firm and not as an individual. In case any one partner in the firm advise the bank not to allow operations on the firm’s account by the other partner(s). provided the partnership deed permits the same. ix. Once a partnership account is opened operations in such account should be strictly in conformity with the provisions of the deed. In the event of death of any of the partner. Partnership Deed should be very carefully examined and in case the branch offices have any doubt it is always desirable to refer such cases. viii. ii. Limited Company: While opening an account in the name of a limited company. vi. for examination and approval by Bank’s Legal Department / Legal Advisor. It is desirable that the partnership firm is a registered one. all operations on the account must be stopped under intimation addressed as a joint letter to all partners as well as the firm.e. j. Partnership Accounts: i. before opening the account. This letter must be sent to all the partners and the firm. i. as partner) and also in personal capacity. v. 24 .Banking Operations Manual vii. The branch must maintain the “Power of Attorney Register” bearing all relevant terms and conditions of the Power. Main operational clauses should also be recorded in the system.
25 . make independent inquiry about the company and its Directors. – Where an account for such a Company has been opened on the proper introduction of a well known person. This document will contain a provision as to who is the competent officer of the company to certify the copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association as “True and up to date. – List of Directors / Chairman and other office bearers of the institution with designation. – In the case of Public Limited Company certified true copy of the “Certificate of Commencement of Business” duly verified with the original should be obtained.Banking Operations Manual – A copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association duly certified as true and up to date by a competent officer of the company for Bank’s records.” In case of any doubt these documents submitted to the Bank should be verified from the records of the Registrar of Companies.. – Before opening an account for such a company. with names and designation of persons authorised to operate the account. – An officer of the Bank who verified this certificate must authenticate on the copy submitted to the bank to the effect that “verified with the original”. – Certified copy of the latest resolution of the General Body / Board. This is not required in the case of a Private Limited Company. – Specimen signatures of authorised persons to operate the account duly countersigned by the Chairman of the meeting with the official seal of the company. regarding opening of the account. – Recent passport size photographs of the person(s) opening the account / authorized persons to operate the account. or the directors of the company are well known to the Bank or properly introduced by a respectable person well known to the Bank. the Bank must before accepting any cheque drawn in favour of the company for collection and issue of cheque book. etc. the bank must satisfy itself that the said company is a well established one.
Banking Operations Manual k. 26 . In case of a Public Trust.. Fund Trustee(s)... Trustees have no implied power to borrow unless such powers have been expressly provided in the Trust Deed. x...... v... Before opening the account in the name of a Trust... Cheques payable to the Trust should not be collected for credit of private accounts of Trustees. Trust Accounts: i.... ix... should be properly recorded and approved by an authorised officer. iii.... It should always be ensured that all payments in the Trust account are made only in accordance with the provisions of the Trust Deed. etc.... “ and the Specimen signature must be obtained as for . Bank has no right to set off against the Trust Fund for debts owed by Trustees in their individual capacity.. vi.. Fund” (or) “Trustee(s) to the Estate of .. a copy of Trust Deed must be obtained from the Trustee(s) concerned and carefully studied with particular reference to restrictive clauses regarding the amounts that can be withdrawn. a copy of certificate issued by Charity Commissioner together with a copy of Trust Deed has to be obtained... The account must be opened as “Trustee(s)...... vii. A resolution adopted by the Trustees should be obtained with regard to operation of the Account. iv... viii.. ii. provisions regarding the opening and operation of an account in the name of Trust..... Operational instructions and the name(s) of the Trustee(s). A Trustee can not delegate his powers.
If any cheque issued by the staff member on his account is returned unpaid for want of funds the facts must be informed to H. 27 . Liquidators: - It is desirable to restrict number of Savings Bank or Current Accounts to be maintained by each staff member. Staff Accounts: iv. In the case of Government aided School.) for clearance by Legal Department / Legal Advisor of the Bank. Schools / Colleges: - In the case of Schools / Colleges.O. No account should be opened in the name of an undischarged insolvent. Insolvents: - iii. Lunatics: - Though there is no legal bar to open an account in the name of a lunatic it is desirable to refer such cases to Head Office (H. – Account in the name of a Liquidator has to be opened only with the prior approval of H. Cooperative Societies: – For opening an account in the name of a Cooperative Society the provisions of the bye-laws of the society should be gone into and if the bye-laws provide for the same. Administration / Personnel Section for further action. account may be opened consistent with the provisions of the bye-laws. Others: i. In all the accounts of the staff member it must be prominently marked as “Staff Account”.O. the Account Opening Form should be signed by the Correspondent / Principal / Headmaster. A certified copy of the rules and regulations of the educational institution must be obtained and retained.O. v. ii.Banking Operations Manual l. the permission of Board of Secondary Education may be necessary for opening an account with the Bank. The operation of the account shall be strictly as per instructions of competent authority of the institution / resolution. While issuing cheque books to staff members it must be ensured that all the cheque leaves of the previous cheque books have been used. vi.
certain institutions like the following few.. Before opening such accounts the Manager must make full enquiry and satisfy himself about the genuineness of the parties concerned or if the proposal is from Government. viii. mostly connected with recreation etc. “Sports Fund” etc. and usually of temporary nature and are not Registered. • Institutions whose entire income is exempted from payment of Income Tax under IT Act 1961. for performing their functions are required to open Current Accounts as the banks cannot open Savings Bank Accounts in their names. Departments / Bodies which are dependant upon budgetary allocation of the Govt. However. Other Eligible Institutions: – – Various Govt. No overdraft should be allowed in such accounts. a copy of relevant Government Order must be obtained and retained. For example constituent may ask the Bank to open account styled as “Cyclone Fund”. • District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) • Drought Prone Areas Programme (DPAP) • District Development Authority (DDA) • Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP) • Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) • Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) • Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) • Societies Registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860 or any other law in force in a State / Union territory. Fiduciary Accounts: – There may be certain funds. – ~~~ 28 .Banking Operations Manual vii. are exempt from the above restrictions and the Bank can open Savings Bank Accounts for them.
as the case may be.Nomination facility is available only in respect of deposits held in the depositor individual capacity and not in any representative capacity... ii....... Salient Features: a........ Nomination facility is available for the following: i.. i... an endorsement may be made in the Nomination form attached to the Account Opening Form or in the Account Opening Form itself reading: “I/We .. g.. 1985 and they have come into force since 29. c.. Branches should ensure that all customers are aware of this facility and give nominations at the time of opening the accounts... Where the nomination has been made in the prescribed manner..1985.. Nomination can be given only in favour of individual.. This nomination facility is available only to individual customers.... f.. e......... Items left by them in Safe Custody with the Bank. the nominee shall on the death of the sole depositor or all depositors... Branches should ensure that the existing Account Holders also give their nominations. becomes entitled to all the rights of the depositor(s)... d.. b.. Nomination facilities to bank’s customer ’s are provided in respect of DEPOSIT ACCOUNTS under the Banking Laws (Amendment) Act of 1983 and as per Cooperative Banks (Nomination) Rules.3 NOMINATION 1.. Deposits standing in their names in individual capacity. If any customer does not wish to make nomination for any personal reasons.Banking Operations Manual CHAPTER .. (Necessary provisions have been made in the Account Opening Forms for this purpose) h. 29 ......3.. do not require Nomination facility” under the signature(s) of the Account Holder(s).. Contents of Safe Deposit Lockers hired by them and iii......
Branches can accept nominations in the following types of accounts standing in the name(s) of individual depositor(s). NRE and NRO accounts i. j. h. Branches shall accept nominations only in deposits held in the personal names of the constituents. i. branches should accept separate nominations in respect of each deposit account even though all the deposits stand in the name of the same depositor. e. Savings Bank Accounts ii. the nomination made during the currency of a deposit will continue to be valid after renewal of that deposit. c. Term Deposit Accounts including Special Deposits (Deposit Schemes) and Recurring Deposit Accounts. Branches should note that only one individual in his personal capacity can be made as a nominee in respect of a particular deposit account. branch may permit splitting of the deposit in proportion desired by the depositor. [Form provided by the Bank] b. For each of the deposit Accounts. In respect of Term Deposits. Acceptance of more than one nominee in any particular deposit account is prohibited.e. Branches should not accept nominations even in the accounts of proprietary concerns. Such a splitting will not amount to foreclosure and will not attract penalty. secretary in an association. branch should obtain a separate nomination. Branches should not accept nominations in respect of deposits held in any representative capacity such as. Nominations should be obtained in the prescribed format. in respect of NRI accounts. f. d. Nomination for Deposit Accounts: Conditions / formalities for accepting nominations in deposit accounts: a. iv. Where the depositor wishes to nominate more than one person for a single deposit. k. 30 . i. subject to the period and aggregate amount of the deposit not undergoing any change as a result of such splitting. Current Accounts iii. Where the depositor has more than one deposit account.Banking Operations Manual 2. director of a company. partner of a firm. g. v. Karta of a Hindu undivided family etc. Accounts of Pensioners.
Every depositor having a deposit in his individual name either singly or jointly with other individual(s) can give nomination for each one of the deposits standing in his name / their names. Accounts in the joint names of individuals with “E or S”. whereas the nomination obtained for the bank account [under Banking Companies (Nomination) Rules. 1985] of the pensioner is to cover the credits already made into the account of the pensioner before the death of the pensioner. Pensioner with his / her spouse in whose favour an authorization for family pension exists in the Pension Payment Office. 4. 1983” which will be applicable only for payment of pension arrears.Banking Operations Manual 3. ii. iii. In case the pensioner has given nomination under “Arrears of Pension (Nomination) Rules. Nomination for Pension Accounts: a. apart from the one given for arrears of pension. Pension can also be credited to the Joint account of Central / State Govt. Nominations in various deposit accounts may be accepted in the following names: i.e. Nomination may be made by the pensioner in the account to which his pension amount is credited. b. it is in favour of Government for payment of arrears after the death of the pensioner. Who Can Nominate: a. Accounts in the joint names of two or more individuals: Nomination should be made jointly by all the joint Account Holders in favour of one person only. “Any one or Survivor” or Former or Survivor” mandate: Nomination should be made jointly by all the joint Account Holders irrespective of the operational instructions. The Branches must persuade the pensioners to give separate nomination/s i. Accounts in the name of an individual: Nomination should be given by that individual Account Holder alone. c. b. 31 .
5. A non-resident Indian can nominate a resident as Nominee and resident Indian can nominate a non-resident as a Nominee. A non-resident Indian of Indian origin iv. who is a resident of India. The Nominee may be:Any individual. Branches shall ensure that only individual in their personal capacity is nominated in respect of deposit accounts. 32 . vi. Accounts of Non Resident Indians: Nominations can be made by the Non Resident Indians in their. in his personal capacity. Nomination can be accepted only from lawfully entitled / empowered to act on behalf of the minor. Accounts of minors operated by guardian on behalf of the minor : Nomination should be made only by the guardian authorised to operate the account of the minor (natural guardian or the guardian appointed by the Court). A foreign national of non-Indian origin. Accounts of minors operated by guardian held jointly with the guardian: Nomination should be made only by guardian both on behalf of the minor and the guardian himself. A minor . v. Non-Resident (External) accounts in the same manner as in the paras (i) to (vi) above. prevailing at the time of remittance. c. named by the depositor. Where a nominee is a Minor. ii. Account operated by minor himself: No nomination should be accepted from the minor. the sole depositor or all the depositors as the case may be. b. Who can be Nominated: a.Banking Operations Manual iv. vii. should appoint another individual not being a minor. Minor’s Special Deposits Account i.e.represented by the guardian (natural or appointed by Government) iii. However. to receive the amount of i. remittance of funds from the account of a deceased depositor to the non-resident nominee will be subject to the ‘Exchange Control Regulations’. A foreign national of Indian origin v. NonResident (ordinary).
Upon receipt of the duly filled nomination form from the depositor the branch should examine the same carefully to ensure that: i. Instructions for ‘Cancellation of Nomination’ should be given in the prescribed Form [provided by the Bank] and change or ‘Variation of Nomination’ should be made using a separate format [provided by the Bank].nominee. Only one nominee is appointed on the nomination letter. e. iv. b. attached to the nomination letter. g. under the round stamp of the branch. The acknowledgement slip should be dated and handed over to the depositor in token of having registered the nomination. The eligibility criteria as prescribed in foregoing paras are satisfied. during the latter’s minority. A nomination once made can be changed or cancelled by the depositor any time during the Currency of the relative deposit. while obtaining nominations. Branch need not obtain the signature of the nominee. 7. Cancellation or Variation of Nomination: a. It is signed by all the depositors. Complete details must then be recorded in the “Nomination Register” maintained by the Branch. Procedures for Nomination: a. c.Banking Operations Manual the deposit on behalf of the minor. address and date of birth (if the nominee is a minor) of the nominee are clearly written. Then the officer should verify the signature of the depositor on the nomination letter and there after sign on the nomination form as well as the acknowledgement slip. d. b. ll columns are duly filled in and account number and name of the depositor and the name. Branches should provide the customers with prescribed ‘Nomination Form’. ii. iii. 6. f. Such individual need not necessarily be the natural guardian of the minor . 33 . The Nomination letter must be retained with the relevant Account Opening Form.
.... Upon ensuring that the application for cancellation and variation is in order the officer must sign on the nomination form as well as acknowledgement slip.” under his initials and date. (like “E or S”..... Then the application for variation of nomination should be attached to the Account Opening Form...Banking Operations Manual In case the deposit is in joint names. The authorized officer should verify the signatures of the depositor on the application with their specimen signatures available with the Bank for cancellation and variation. i.. When a nominee is changed the branch should ensure that the new nominee satisfies the eligibility criteria provided in earlier paras... In the case of joint accounts. The nomination made by the customer must be recorded in the appropriate para in the ‘Nomination Screen’ in the system... 34 . “A or S” etc.. h..... But it must be ensured that such cancellation / variation is made jointly by all the depositors surviving at the time of cancellation or variation of the nomination. e. g.. In case the application is for variation of a nomination the officer in charge should proceed as described in previous para and write there on as “nomination changed vide application date .. j. branch should obtain the above forms duly signed by all the depositors irrespective of the operational instructions... which is cancelled.... k. c. Original nomination letter.. the officer in charge must cancel the nomination letter given earlier by drawing a line across the face and writing there as “nomination cancelled vide application form dated . attached to the form.. In case the application is for cancellation and the same is in order and accepted by the branch... branch may allow cancellation and / or variation of nomination during the Currency of the account.” under his initials & date.. must also be retained with the relative Account Opening Form.. Then the application for cancellation of the nomination should be attached to the relative Account Opening Form. f... d. l.). under the branch round stamp and return this slip to the depositor.. on the death of one of the depositors.....
m. c. By making payment of the deposit amount to the nominee. Some clarifications: a. Branch may permit nominations only in respect of Safe Deposit Lockers hired by persons in their individual capacity and not in any representative capacity. The name of the nominee cannot also be added to the name(s) of the surviving depositor(s). d. 35 . Nominations for Safe Deposit Lockers: a. It is entirely the responsibility of the nominee to account the money with any legal heir(s) of the deceased and the bank is in no way concerned with it. 8. Upon the death of the sole depositor in the case of deposit in the name of an individual or upon the death of one or all of the depositors in a deposit in the names of two or more individuals. In other words under no circumstance a branch can permit the Nominee to become the depositor under the same account. But the claim should be settled first in favour of the nominee by following the procedures laid down for settlement of claims. 10. Only individuals can be made nominees in respect of Safe Deposit Locker accounts.Banking Operations Manual A nomination / change of nomination / cancellation of nomination will be deemed to be in force even when the relative Deposit is renewed. Branch may accept nominations for items held in Safe Custody only if they are held in the personal name of a single individual and not in any representative capacity or as holder of an office or otherwise. The role of nominee is only to receive the proceeds of the deposit in the event of death of the depositor / all depositors. in which case. e. Nomination for Articles held in Safe Custody: a. unless the nomination is changed. Similarly no loan shall be granted to a nominee against the deposit standing in the name of the deceased depositor. the names of the deceased depositors in the deposit cannot be substituted by the name of the nominee. the bank gets a good and valid discharge. a fresh nomination is required. b. 9. b.
ii. 11. Such a nomination should be obtained on the prescribed form. to be followed as in the case of nomination for Deposit accounts. Where a nominee is a minor. c. g. for change or variation or cancellation of nomination to the relative Account Opening Form etc. All the particulars in this Register should be checked by an officer with reference to the application form for nomination or cancellation of nomination or change of nomination and the entries must be authenticated by the officer. Nomination Register : a. b. Particulars of nominations should be properly and fully recorded in the “Nominations Register”. iii. Requests for these purposes should be made in the prescribed forms. attaching the original nomination forms and subsequent applications. The other formalities like issuing due acknowledgement. are the same as those applicable for deposit accounts. In addition. relative ledger folios/Registers. Branches may permit cancellation / variation or change of nomination at any time during the Currency of the safe custody agreement. d. the following particulars should be recorded in the folio / entered into the computer system with the approval of the checking officer. the person who makes the nomination may appoint another individual.Banking Operations Manual b. Branches should not accept nomination in respect of persons jointly depositing articles for Safe Custody. not being a minor. scrutiny of particulars filled in the application forms. preservation of records etc. Name of the Nominee Serial number as per recording in ‘Nominations Register’ Date of Registration of nomination in the ‘Nominations Register’ which should be the date on which the nomination is made by the Depositor / Account Holder in writing. f. i. verification of specimen signatures. e. Branches should obtain a separate nomination in respect of each lodgment covered by a safe custody receipt. Similarly noting the details in Nominations Register. 36 . to receive the items on behalf of the minor during the latter’s minority.
Death of a Customer: a.Banking Operations Manual c. b. Customer can change the nomination at any time during the period when the account / deposit remains with the Bank. An announcement of death of a customer of the Bank in a newspaper / production of a death certificate or report from a reliable person. Even the cheques dated prior to the date of death / insolvency / insanity when presented to the Bank after receipt of notice / information of death / insolvency / insanity of the customer should not be honoured / paid. Hence. etc.. Renewal of deposits with nomination will not in any way affect the nomination. the new deposit receipt number will have to be recorded in “Nominations Register”. d. The fact (death of the customer) should be recorded in the system with the date and source of information duly authenticated by an officer. the Bank must ensure that no further payment out of this account is allowed or passed. Whenever the deposits with nominations are renewed. On receipt of such notice or information of death or about insolvency or insanity of a customer. changes are to be carefully recorded. ~~~ 37 . 12. c. is sufficient notice to the Bank to act upon.
A Current Account cannot be opened by: i. viii. Who Cannot Open: a. v. iv. iii. Registered / Unregistered Societies. iv.Banking Operations Manual CHAPTER . 38 . x. However accounts of minors to be operated by natural guardian may be opened. Sole proprietorship concerns. Minors. Trusts / Executors / Administrators.4 CURRENT ACCOUNT 1. vi. Illiterate persons. Private / Public Sector Companies. Individual in his single name Two or more individuals in their joint names with survivor clause like "E or S" / "A or S: / Jointly.A. Other Institutions on production of required and valid documents. xi.) can be opened by: i. Blind persons. Government / Semi government Departments / Local Bodies. ix. vii. Purdanashin women. iii. Cooperative Societies. Clubs / Associations. 2. ii. Who Can Open: a. Religious / Educational / Charitable Institutions. In case a person after opening a Current Account after sometime becomes Blind must be advised to close the Current Account and to open a Savings Bank Account. ii. A Current Account (C.
Opening of an account with the proceeds of a cheque / DD should not be allowed. All applications for opening Current Account must be in Bank's printed form only. Procedure for Opening Accounts: It must be ensured that: i. 4. viii. must sign in the application form in the presence of the Manager. Club/Association/Partnership concern etc) should be submitted. ii. iii. Introducer normally. Opening the Account in the Ledger and other Operational Procedures: a. Initial Deposit to open the account must be made in Cash. All required documents applicable to that particular category (e. vi. iv. 39 . v. Normally cheques / DDs dated prior to the date of opening the account even in favour of the account holder should not be collected unless the Manager is satisfied about their bonafide. vii. ii. The account should be properly introduced.Banking Operations Manual 3. a. Enter full name of the Account Holder with residential & Office / business (whatever available) address with phone numbers. The System Assigns the Account Number (which must be in a serial order) and the same is to be recorded in the application form. In the Current Account Module: i. No account should be opened unless the same has been authorised by the Manager. Name of the introducer and if he is also an Account Holder his Account Number must also be noted in the system.g. Photographs.
Enter operational instructions like "Singly by . v. vi. Posting in the Ledger: a. File the Account Opening Form in the respective file. i... The amount must be correctly entered.." b/ Jointly by the Account Holders / Secretary / Treasurers etc. Note down the details of cheque numbers issued as and when Cheque Books are issued to the customer in the system.. is to be properly recorded as per relevant documents produced by the Account Holder. all the details of persons authorised to operate the account.." etc must be entered. Enter the type of account as "E or s" / "A or S" / "Joint Account" / "Sole Proprietor" / "Partnership" etc. Date of operation is correctly entered. " / "By transfer from . 5. Write the Account Number in the Account Opening Form as well as specimen signature cards once the account is opened. "File of Current Account Opening Forms". ix. viii.Banking Operations Manual iii. It must be ensured that: i. iii. vii. In the case of Companies / Government / Quasi Government Departments etc.e.. ii.. period of office etc. 40 . iv. Add the Specimen Signatures Cards to "Specimen Signature Loose Leaf Ledger" retained under the custody of Passing Officer and scan the same for storing in the Computer System. In respect of credits to the account the mode of remittance like "By Cash" / "By Clearing" / "By OBC No.
If the debit is owing to transfer of funds out of this account the reason for such transfer like "As per standing instruction No. on the body of the cheque. The cheque is from the drawer's current Cheque Book.. 41 . vi. iii. Before posting a cheque in the account." etc. That all the alterations.. iv. i. Payee's name is filled up legibly. 6. Amount written in words and figures agree. "Debit" entries like payment of cheque out of this account must be correctly entered.it must not be post dated or stale cheque .. ix.e. the following must be verified by the Assistant.whether the cheque relates to that account.. other than Account Holder). Ensure that the cheque presented for payment is not a "Stopped Cheque". have been duly authenticated by the drawer. if any.Banking Operations Manual iv. In the case of bearer cheque. must be clearly recorded. x.. ii. There is no other restriction like notice / information of death / insolvency / lunacy of the Account Holder or attachment order has been received from appropriate authority. viii. v. Whether there is sufficient balance available or overdraft arrangement is there (in COD / SOD Accounts) to cover the presented cheque. Date of the cheque . the bearer is to be asked to sign on the reverse of the cheque and write his name and address (If the bearer is a third party i.. Whether the cheque is a bearer cheque or order cheque . xi. vii.it must be either ante dated or current dated one. The cheque has been properly signed by the Account Holder / Authorised Person. If it is payment of a cheque drawn on that account the cheque number paid must be recorded. In the case of business / companies / firms their rubber stamp (called as property) is affixed and authorised officials have signed. Posting of Cheques: A.
Passing of Cheques: a. 42 . xiii. if the payee and the drawee has account with the same branch the drawee a/c can be debited and payee a/c credited with the proceeds of the cheque. the particular cheque has been entered in the correct account and the same has not been stopped by the account holder. if the crossing is “A/c Payee only”. v. then the proceeds of the cheque has to be credited to the payee A/c only. iv. if a crossed cheque has to be paid by cash. B. Wherever financial / passing power for different cadres of officers have been fixed by the Bank. Crossed cheques: i. the date of the cheque is valid one and that it is not a crossed cheque ii. d. Then send the posted cheque to the Passing Officer. the cheques which bear the crossing must be presented through any other banker ii. iv.Banking Operations Manual xii. Post the cheque in the respective (correct) Account and initial in the space provided in the cheque. xiv. Then issue a Token to the bearer. the token number must be recorded on the back of the cheque in one corner and draw a circle covering this token number. the signature of the Account Holder agrees with the specimen signature on record with the Bank. c. iii. b. And having been satisfied about the above the Passing Officer affixed “pay cash” stamp on the cheque with his full signature under that stamp and draws a line across the signature of the Account Holder in such way that the signature is cancelled. amount in words and figures agree iii. all the vouchers / instruments have to be passed only by the officer who is authorized / empowered for the purpose. then the drawer has to cancel the crossing & write pay cash along with his signature. for order cheque the identification of payee is to be established to the satisfaction of the Bank. Before passing a cheque for cash payment the Passing Officer has to also verify and satisfy himself that: i.
d. In case the customer is unable to produce the "Cheque Book requisition slip" he must give acceptable / valid reason in the letter in which he requests the Bank to issue him fresh Cheque Book. he must record all relevant details in the "Cheque Returned Book" and circulate this book to local "Clearing Section" and "Bills Section" of the Bank / Branch. name of the Account holder and the signature of Bank Officer duly signed by the Account Holder. c. Issue of Cheque Book: a.Banking Operations Manual 7. 8. record the Cheque Book issue particulars in "Cheque Book Issued Register" and release the Cheque Book to him after obtaining his signature in this Register. On receipt of the "Cheque Book requisition slip" the Assistant must verify whether all the cheque leaves of the previous Cheque Book have been used by him. On getting the authorisation of the Officer to issue fresh Cheque Book to the customer. seal of the Bank. which must be in serial order. If there is no cheque pending 43 . b. Whenever the Assistant finds before posting a cheque in the relative Current Account that there is no sufficient balance in the account to meet the cheque. Cheque Returned Book: a. These sections will record details of cheques lodged by the Account Holder pending realisation. Then write the Account Number on cheque leaves and also in the Cheque Book requisition slip attached to the Cheque Book with the Manager signature. b) the name of the Account holder.a) the Account Number. The Assistant must write the name of the Account Holder also in this slip. Fresh Cheque Books must always be issued only on presentation of "Cheque Book requisition slip" attached to the previous Cheque Book. and write on the outside wrapper of the Cheque Book . b. the Assistant must pull out Cheque Book out of the stock with the Officer. He must record the position in that slip and hand over to the Officer for further action. which bears the Account Number.
The Assistant on receiving back this register will act as per the orders of the Manger therein. b.) or to pass. 10. If the cheque is unpaid as of the time of receipt of the stop payment instructions. The Assistant will record all the required particulars in this Register whenever a cheque has been ordered to be returned unpaid by the Manager. He will also prepare the "Cheque Return Memo" (Printed forms will be available with the bank) by writing / marking the relevant objection / reason for which the said cheque is returned unpaid. it would be accepted by the Manager / Officer and the fact has been recorded by him on the letter of instruction. Whenever stop payment instructions are received from customer it has to be verified whether the cheque for which stop payment is issued is already passed or not by perusing the account.Banking Operations Manual realisation for credit of the said account they must record "NIL" in the relevant columns of the "Cheque Returned Book. d. This cheque along with the return memo will be sent to designated clearing section / HO of the Bank for being returned to collecting Bank through Clearing House. Stop Payment: a. d. c. 44 . The Manager on receipt of this book will pass orders therein either to return (indicating the reason for such return like insufficient funds / refer to drawer etc." c. 9. Cheque Returned Outward Register: a. Then all relevant particulars must be entered into the system by the Assistant under "Stop Payment” option and get duly approved by the Manager / Officer. Passing Officer will sign both the register and the cheque return memo.
Cr. Dr. d. c. This Pass Book must be issued after obtaining the signature of the customer in the register Last few pages of "Cheque Book Issued Register" may be used for this purpose. All withdrawals by the Current Account Holder must be through cheques only. Com. b. must be written. The Officer will initial on this seal with date. e. In the inside first page date of issue of Pass Book must be written and the Branch seal must be affixed in the space provided for the officer to sign. iii) Full Postal address as given. 12.Banking Operations Manual 11. TT MT DD Int. On the outside wrapper and also in the inside first age full particulars like i) Account Number. Withdrawals / Payments / Remittances: a. Depending upon the number of operations in the account the periodicity of issue of statement of account may be decided. 45 . A list of such abbreviations may be supplied to the customer for his reference. OBC C/o B/F CB : : : : : : : : : : : : : Cheque Clearing Telegraphic Transfer Mail Transfer Demand Draft Interest Commission Debit Credit outward Bills for Collection Carried over Brought Forward Correct Balance etc. ii) Name of the Account Holder. Pass Books / Statement of Accounts: a. Few examples are: Ch Clg.
All payments to the third parties (not covered by his standing instructions) must be made by the Account Holder only through cheques. For opening a Current Account for a partnership firm the following documents must be obtained: 46 . . . ii.Open a bank account on behalf of the firm in his own name. Bank can effect payment to the debit of the account if the Account Holder has given written instruction or a regular standing instruction for the purpose. d. No partner has power to do the following: . Partnership Firms must use only the Bank's printed application form specified by the Bank for "Partnership account". .Admit any liability in a suit or proceed against the firm. c.Acquire or transfer immovable property on behalf of the firm. All transfer / clearing credits will be made by the Bank through internal transfer vouchers. 13.Withdraw a legal suit filed by the firm. Any of the partners has powers to countermand the payment of a cheque drawn by another partner. Partnership Firms: i. iii. Remittances for credit of the Current Account either by the Account Holder or third parties must be made only through the Bank's printed challans. e.Banking Operations Manual b. Other types of Current Account: a.
Certificate of Commencement of Business.Specimen signature cards signed by all the partners. in case of a registered partnership firm.Current Account opening form signed by all the partners. the Karta should sign the Account Opening Form on behalf of the male minors apart from signing in the capacity as Karta.Original Partnership Deed (for verification & Return) with a certified copy. Where the joint family consists of male minors.Complete instructions regarding the person(s) authorised to operate the account with specimen signatures of the authorised persons with their designation or capacity in which they will operate the account. . In the case of HUF accounts the Current Account opening form and the joint Hindu Family Letter both have to be signed by all the adult members of the joint family. Trusts. These types of Account Holders must submit application forms as pr Bank's format together with all required documents. Joint Stock Companies. in addition to getting the Account Opening Application Form and Specimen Signature Card as per Bank's format the following documents should also be collected. . In the case of Joint Stock Company. iii. v. .Certificate of Registration. Clubs. Certified copy of Board Resolution authorising the opening and operation of Bank Account signed by the Chairman of the meeting of the Board of Directors and a mandate giving specific instructions concerning the way in which operations on the Bank accounts are to be made. Hindu Undivided Family (HUF). Copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association. i. 47 . Certificate of Incorporation. ii. Only the Karta has the eligibility in law to enter into contracts for a HUF and hence the name of the Karta who is authorised to operate the HUF account should be noted in the Ledger. . .Partnership letter signed by all the partners in their personal capacity and not under the seal of the firm.Banking Operations Manual . vi. Executors / Administrators. Associations etc. Government Departments etc. iv. b. Under Hindu Law a woman cannot become a coparcener of the HUF.
xii. xiii. ‘Original will' and probate of the will.Banking Operations Manual vii. A Trust Letter and resolution signed by all the Trustees should also be obtained. xiv. A certified copy of the same must be retained in Bank's files. xi. copy of their Bye-laws / Rules should be obtained. In case there is no Trust Deed and still the Branch receives a request to open an account in the name of a Trust. copy of Government Order (G. In the case of Government Departments. ix. In the same way it must be entered in the system / Pass Book / statement / cheque books etc. In all the cases cheque books must be issued only after obtaining all the necessary documents. In the case of Trusts. viii. In all cases of registered / unregistered bodies like Clubs / Association etc. / Letter oaf administration should be called for verification.O. such cases must be referred to Legal Department of the HO for guidance.) or Notification authorising the officers to open a Bank account should be obtained. Before opening accounts for Executors / Administrators. xv. This will help to cross verify whether the account has been opened and the persons authorised to operate the account are as per their Rules / Bye-laws provisions. Such accounts are to be opened in the name of individuals. The Account Opening Form should be signed by all the Trustees and the account must be opened in the name of the Trust. In the case of unregistered bodies like Clubs / Association / Committee a resolution passed in the appropriate forum as per their Bye-laws regarding opening a Bank account and persons with their designation authorised to operate such Bank account should be obtained. x. But after the name of the individual "EXECUTOR" "ADMINISTRATOR" must be added in the Account. 48 . if any. a copy of Trust Deed should be obtained and compared with the original and authenticated by the concerned Officer.
iv) Demand Promissory Note should be furnished by the Account Holder. iii) A written request for TOD from the Account Holder should be obtained. v) An application requesting to admit him as 'B' Class member should be obtained from the Account Holder. in case he defaults in paying the dues to the Bank under the TOD account. (Such admission of the Account Holder availing TOD will enable the bank to proceed against him. Granting of TOD is at the sole discretion and risk and responsibility of sanctioning Officer / Manager. Temporary Overdraft (TOD): i) Wherever there are specific provisions in the Current Account Rules / permission in writing through policy circular or office order has been given by the HO. ~~~ 49 . through arbitration of Cooperative Department). ii) Only the Manager / Officer empowered should sanction TODs.Banking Operations Manual c. Temporary Overdrafts can be given to good and trustworthy customers against their written request.
It must be ensued that the customer furnishes fully / complete details like his name. ii. minors (School going minors who have completed the age of 12 years / other minors of age 14 years) or on behalf of minors. All the accounts should be properly introduced by the existing Account Holders or persons known to the Bank. Individuals singly or jointly with other individuals with survivor clause like "E or S" / "A or s". iv.5 SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS 1. 2. In case he wishes to have nomination facility the same must be indicated in the Account Opening Form itself. 50 . associations. ii. The Account Opening Forms as well as Specimen Signatures Card must be signed by the customer in the presence the Manager. Procedures: The procedure for opening the Savings Bank Account: i. v. vi. They must also be eligible as per the guidelines of RBI. For opening a Savings Bank Account the relevant printed application form of the Bank must only be used.A/c): a) Savings Bank Accounts may be opened in the name of i. Who can open Savings Bank Accounts (S. by their guardian. Opening of a Savings Bank Account must be authorized by the Manager. residential & office / business and full postal address with phone numbers in the application form. iii. The Introducer must also sign before the Manager or the introduction got confirmed and duly recorded. If the Introducer is also on Account Holder his Account Number must also be noted in the Account Opening Form. iii.B.Banking Operations Manual CHAPTER . clubs or similar other non-trading institutions provided their by-law/rules are found acceptable and strictly adhered to.
The original will have to be returned to the customer after verification with the certified copies. Original certificate issued by the Registrar regarding commencement of Business along with a certified copy. remitted through Savings Bank Remittance Challan / Pay in Slip. Initial deposit to open a Savings Bank Account must be received in cash.Banking Operations Manual vii. duly signed by the depositor. Two recent passport size photographs must be obtained from all Savings Bank Account Holders. Any other document specifically required by the Bank. in addition to the Account Opening Form and Specimen Signature Cards shall be: i. vi. 51 . Certified copy of the General Body / Board / Committee regarding opening of a Bank account. 3. One photograph must be affixed to the Account Opening Form and another photograph to the Pass Book / Specimen Signature Card. The minimum balance as prescribed / fixed by the Bank form time to time must always be maintained by the customer. The original will have to be returned after verification. List of Directors with their designation. names and designation of persons authorised to operate the account and Regulation and conduct of account. ii. 4. as may be applicable. iv. viii. Certified copy of Rules / Bye-laws / Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Institution. v. vii. Whenever the balance in any account falls below the prescribed minimum balance such customer must be advised to regularize the account. Minimum Balance: a. Other Documents required: a) The other documents required for opening a Savings Bank Account in the case of Associations / Clubs etc. iii. Specimen Signatures of authorised persons duly attested by the Chief Executive of the Institution or the Chairman of the meeting wherein the relevant resolution was passed. Original certificate of incorporation / Registration issued by appropriate authority along with a certified copy.
'By Cash'.). "By OBC' etc. As and when Cheque Books are issued to the Savings Bank Account Holder. the new account will be opened in the Savings Bank Module by entering the name. While posting proper recording under "particulars" column must be made (e. b) For withdrawing amounts. say about 150 withdrawals per Half Year and the rule prescribed must be followed. The blank withdrawal forms must be always kept under the custody of the Assistant and should not be placed on the open counter. The Account Number allotted by the system must be written prominently. It must only be used for withdrawing cash by the Account Holder. customer identification must be entered in the Customer ID Form and the initial deposit in cash to open the account. from Savings Bank Account either cheques or Bank's withdrawal forms alone must be used. The initial deposit made to open the account must be recorded with date duly attested by the Supervising Officer. the cheque numbers must be recorded in the respective account and authenticated. d. c. the Savings Bank Account withdrawal form cannot be issued in favour of third parties. name of the Account Holder. In case the account holder is a Minor / Blind Person / Illiterate person or if it is with "E or S" / "A or S" / Joint operation clause the same must be entered into system and the Pass Book prominently in Red ink. nominee details. Withdrawals: a) Every Bank prescribes a minimum number of withdrawals. 52 . If any account holder continuously maintains less than the prescribed minimum balance in his account the Bank may exercise its right to close such an account and penalty charges as applicable has to be charged. full postal residential / business address.Banking Operations Manual b. Postal address on the wrapper page and first inner page. 'Cheque number'. c) However. operational instructions wherever applicable. Pass Book must be issued with the Account Number.g. phone numbers if any. On getting the Account Opening Form duly authorised by the Manager. e. 6. b. Method of Opening Savings Bank Account & Maintenance of books: a. 5.
amount in words and figures agree. Account number. Before passing a cheque for cash payment the Passing Officer has to also verify and satisfy himself that: i. The account number on the Savings Bank Account withdrawal form must be checked with the number on the Pass Book and the amount is posted in the correct account. the date of the cheque is valid one and that it is not a crossed cheque ii. f. the signature of the Account Holder agrees with the specimen signature on record with the Bank. g. 7. On such confirmation / authorisation the Savings Bank Account withdrawal form / cheque must be returned together with "Cheque return memo" to the presenter or collecting bank as the case may be. When there is no sufficient balance in the account to honour the withdrawal / cheque presented to the Bank. iv. e. A token is issued after marking the number of the Token on the back of the withdrawal form / cheque in one corner and by drawing a circle around that token number. iii. he must post the same in the system. (B) Passing of Cheques: a. name of the payee and only when he is satisfied that the withdrawal form / cheque qualifies in all respects. d. The Pass Book must be updated immediately (in case of few entries) and the same along with the withdrawal form / cheque must he handed over to the Passing Officer. c. amount in words & figures.Banking Operations Manual d) Withdrawal form must be accompanied by the Pass Book. No overdraft is allowed on Savings Bank Account. the Assistant must verify the Date. h. the particular cheque has been entered in the correct account and the same has not been stopped by the account holder. (A) Posting in the Ledger: a. There must be adequate balance to honour the withdrawal. The Assistant must initial at the appropriate place in the withdrawal form / cheque after posting the withdrawal in the system. b. drawer's signature. the assistant must record the position and details in the Cheque Returned Book and send it to the Manager / Passing Officer for authorisation to return the same unpaid. This will help the Assistant to properly identify /recognize the bearer /presenter. 53 . Before posting a withdrawal form / cheque in the system.
On a written request by the customer. a continuation Pass Book must be issued. d. d. e. Pass Books: i. then the proceeds of the cheque has to be credited to the payee A/c only. duplicate Pass Book will have to be issued only when authorised by the Manager and after levying the prescribed charges. The pass book must be correctly placed in the PB Printer for getting the entries printed. on such Pass Book it must be prominently marked as "DUPLICATE PASS BOOK". for order cheque the identification of payee is to be established to the satisfaction of the Bank. c. Wherever financial / passing power for different cadres of officers have been fixed by the Bank. all the vouchers / instruments have to be passed only by the officer who is authorized / empowered for the purpose. v. While all the pages in a Pass Book are exhausted with entries. a. b. It must be prominently marked on such Pass Book as "Continuation Pass Book". if the payee and the drawee has account with the same branch the drawee a/c can be debited and payee a/c credited with the proceeds of the cheque. if a crossed cheque has to be paid by cash. For all Savings Bank Accounts Pass Books have to be prepared at the time of opening the account and must be issued to the customer after getting his acknowledgement. if the crossing is “A/c Payee only”.Banking Operations Manual b. And having been satisfied about the above the Passing Officer affixed “pay cash” stamp on the cheque with his full signature under that stamp and draws a line across the signature of the Account Holder in such way that the signature is cancelled. 54 . then the drawer has to cancel the crossing & write pay cash along with his signature. c. Crossed cheques: the cheques which bear the crossing must be presented through any other banker ii. 8. Customers must be advised to present the Pass Books at frequent intervals so that entries in the pass Book will be mostly upto date. iv. iii.
d. On deposits of an Association or a Fund all the members of which are the members of Bank Staff. e. each year. Interest will have to be calculated on the TOTAL PRODUCTS of six months. Interest will be calculated on the basis of monthly products. Therefore Savings Bank Accounts should not be opened in the names of such institutions. c. Non-Eligibility for Interest: a. Periodicity of payment of interest on Savings Bank Accounts is once in every six months. Pass Books received over the counter which may have to be retained for a day or two for updating the entries must be kept under lock & key.1/-. 9. The lowest balance in a Savings Bank Account between 10th and last day of each month will have to be taken as product for the month. b. Preferential Rate of Interest: a. [as approved by the Bank Management]. 10. No interest will be paid if he interest earned by any Savings Bank Account in a half year is less then Re. Interest amount will be credited to customers accounts on or before 10th March & Sept. i) On deposits held individually or jointly with dependents in the case of employees of the bank / retired employees / widows of employees / widows of retired employees etc. Rate of interest payable for Savings Bank Accounts will be as decided by the Bank Management from time to time and as per the RBI guidelines. 1% preferential rate of interest over the standard rate is allowed. As per the instructions of RBI certain institutions are not eligible for interest on Savings Bank Account balances. Interest payable in deposit accounts will be rounded off to the nearest rupee. Interest on Savings Bank Accounts is paid at the end of February and August. Interest on Savings Bank Accounts: a. 11.Banking Operations Manual f. ii) 55 .
Inoperative Accounts: a. ii. b. The new branch must ensure by perusing the account through the system that all unused cheque leaves have been surrendered by the Account Holder before issuing a new Cheque Book.Branch” with the same customer ID. Such accounts remaining without any operation for a continuous period of three years must be transferred to “INOPERATIVE STATUS” which must be kept under the custody of the Officer. documentary evidence of service / retirement / identity of the widow should be scrutinized and kept attached to Account Opening Form. The Account Holder must surrender all unused cheque leaves to the old branch. While transferring a Savings Bank Account the monthly products (month wise) qualifying for interest must be clearly indicated in the transfer credit advice so that transferee branch could record the same. Transfer of Accounts: a. must be changed to ‘DORMANT ACCOUNT”. 13. 12. on which there have been no operations for a period of one year.Banking Operations Manual b. A declaration has to be obtained from the person / association eligible for the preferential rate. 56 . The receiving branch must re-open the account with the first entry as “Deposited by transfer of account from……. At the written request of the customer his Savings Bank Account can be transferred from one branch to another branch of the bank free of any charges. c. i. iv. All Savings Bank Accounts. The Account opening form and specimen signature card must be transferred to the branch where the account is sought to be transferred to. Before extending preferential rate of interest to eligible retired employees / widows of retired employees / widows of employees etc. by retaining xerox copy in the branch. iii..
Such accounts must be conducted strictly in accordance with the Rules. d. 57 . It is desirable to restrict the number of Savings Bank Accounts that may be opened and maintained by each staff member of the bank in his individual name or in joint names with family member(s). c. first the account must be transferred from inoperative status to operative status and allow the operations. The Branch Officers must ensure that all cheques drawn by the staff members on their accounts when presented in clearing. b. d. If the account is operated with disproportionately huge amounts the Manager must watch such accounts. For all such accounts Fresh Account Opening forms duly signed by all the proposed Joint Account Holders must be obtained along with a letter of request for such conversion into Joint Account from the existing single Account Holder. Recent passport size photographs of all Account Holders must be obtained. In case an Account Holder subsequently wants to withdraw the entire amount of balance in the account and if he is properly identified. Operational instructions like “E or S” / “A or S”/Jointly must also be entered. b. Staff Accounts: a. In the system the names of the Joint Account Holders must be added. d. the same may be permitted. are personally scrutinized by the Officer particularly with reference to the balance available in the account. Third Party cheques/DDs should not be permitted to be collected in Staff Account. c. 15. [Scope for misuse is more in this area and hence extra caution is needed]. Conversion of individual account into joint account is permitted. In case the Account Holder wants to withdraw only a part amount and retain the balance amount in the account and would like to revive the operations in the account. 14.Banking Operations Manual c. Conversion of Accounts: a.
d. a cheque/withdrawal form must be obtained from the Account Holder. 18. When an account holder requests the Bank to issue a certificate of interest paid during the year the same must be issued. at the time of closing the account. 16. 17. e. For payment of the balance in the account. Balancing of Accounts: a) For periodical balancing of savings Bank accounts. In order to have a correct position of P& L accounts of the Branch. In the “Accounts Opened & Closed Register” it must be noted against the serial number of the closed Savings Bank Accounts as ‘CLOSED’ with date of closing and the account number may be rounded off. Interest on Inoperative Accounts: a. After closing the account the Pass Book. Savings Bank Account may be closed at the request of the Account Holder in writing. it must be prominently marked as “STAFF ACCOUNT”. Together with such request letter the account holder must surrender all the unused cheque leaves and also the Pass Book. c. it is desirable that even for all interest bearing S. all account holders will have to sign the request letter for closure of the account. all OK statements have to be generated to check for differences if any. a. b. In all the Savings Bank Accounts Staff members. may be returned after making the entries upto date and marking “Account Closed” after the last entry and also in all pages in the Pass Book. Similar noting must be done in the computer system also. Closing of Account. Accounts in “Inoperative Status” the interest is calculated as in the case of operative accounts. b. if required by the customer.B. 58 . In case of Joint Accounts.Banking Operations Manual e.
This type of account is introduced to facilitate financial inclusion of persons of modest financial standing. 4. Pass Book is 5. Cheques are also not collected in this account. provided. The relevant account opening form as well as the specimen signature card of the closed account must be removed from the files/records and two parallel lines must be drawn across them within which a note as ‘CLOSED ON……. Number of withdrawals allowed are 10 per quarter. ABHYUDAYA Savings Bank Account: This is a No Frills variant of the normal Savings Bank Account. ~~~ 59 . 19. 25/-. 2. Nomination facility is available. 6. 25. No minimum balance is insisted upon and no service charges or penalties are levied. The following are the salient features: 1. Allowed to be opened on single individual name. No Cheque Books or ATM Cards are issued. Account can be opened with a minimum of Rs.’ to be made with the signature of the Officer and kept separately.000/-. Operation upon account is only by way of cash remittance and cash withdrawals. 3. Maximum balance is Rs.Banking Operations Manual f.
d. Salient Features: Only bank’s printed application form must be used for opening of an account and the person who intends to open the account must fill all the details and sign before the Branch Manager. While opening the account. c. Once the account number is allotted the same should be recorded in the Account Opening Form. h. In the Account Opening form both residential and office (in the case of employed persons) address with phone numbers (if available) will have to be furnished along with the photographs.6 MAINTENANCE OF ACCOUNTS & OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES 1. i. i. f. . All Current/Savings and Recurring Deposit account will be assigned serial number by the system. Specimen signature cards must be kept locked and under the custody of an officer of the Bank and specimen signature has to be scanned for storing in the computer system. In case the customer would like to have the Nomination facility the same must be recorded in the Account Opening Form. All inoperative accounts must be marked as inoperative in the computer system. Name of the Account holder 60 b. Whenever an account is closed it must be prominently marked in Red ink as account closed with the date of closing in the Account Opening Form and also in the computer system and ledger printouts. a. the following details should be properly recorded in the computer system without fail. Introducer must preferably sign before the Manger of the Bank or the introduction should be got confirmed and recorded as seen with the signature of the Officer / Manager.Banking Operations Manual CHAPTER . g. e.
viii. After getting the orders of the Manager to return the said cheque proper entry must be made in “Cheque Returned Book” wherein the reason/objection for return of the cheque should be recorded. Whether “E or S” or “Joint Account” must be recorded properly. Issue of advice for cheque deposited by customers for collection or clearing and also for cash remittances through ‘pay-in-slips’. m. if any. b. Savings and Recurring Deposit account should be maintained. a. iv. cheque numbers and date of issue Operations instruction. Pass Book should bear the photograph of the customer. Separate Index Register in alphabetical order of the customers for Current. 61 . Nomination details xi. Return of Cheques: All the cheques returned un paid by the Bank must be recorded in “Cheque Returned Book” initially. Minimum requisite amount for opening the new account has to be paid in cash. iii. “Illiterate” and a photograph of the person must be attached to ledger sheet scanned and stored in computer system. In the case of Blind or Illiterate person it must be prominently written on the ledger sheet as “Blind”. 2. ii. Rules be obtained in duplicate). A separate Index Register for Term Deposit holders & Safe Deposit Locker holders should be maintained.T. k. address for correspondence xii. l. Introducer’s name and his account number (if he is an Account holder of the Bank). PAN Number (In case PAN card not available. Residence & Office phone numbers Date of opening the account. x. In the case of minor – Date of Birth and guardian details ix. vii. counter foil duly stamped and signed by an officer of the Bank must be given to the customer. vi. v. n. a declaration in Form 60/61 under Rule 114-B of I.Banking Operations Manual Full postal address of both residence and office (if employed).
signed by the Account Holder properly. iv. Ledger Assistant has to ensure that: i. viii. Before passing a cheque for cash payment the Passing Officer has to also verify and satisfy himself that: i. copy of advice must be sent to the customer. a. amount in figure and words agree. iv. the Assistant has to initial at appropriate place on the cheque for having entered the cheque in the system. it is bearer cheque and relates to the account ii. xiii. iii. cheque should contain the name of the payee xii. amount in words and figures agree. v. it is dated current date or previous dates and not stale or outdated or nonexistent date iii. tokens are to be issued and the number of which must be marked on the back of the cheque for all cash payment cheques. For Credits and Debits made to customer’s account ie. ix. the particular cheque has been entered in the correct account and the same has not been stopped by the account holder. and x. Passing of Cheques: 3. the balance in the account has not been attached / frozen by any appropriate authority. xi. the signature of the Account Holder agrees with the specimen signature on record with the Bank. the date of the cheque is valid one and that it is not a crossed cheque ii.. Cash Payment of cheques: Before entering cash payment cheques in the system. xiv. At the time of payment also the signature of the bearer has to be verified by the paying cashier. in the case of illiterates the LTI has to be attested affixed. All particulars in the cheque has to be written in ink or typewritten. 62 . no notice of death/insanity/insolvency of the Account Holder has been received. any alterations in the cheque has to be authenticated by the drawer with his full signature. 4. a.Banking Operations Manual c. the particular cheque has not been stopped by the Account Holder vii. for transfer type of transactions resulting in such debits/credits in the customer’s account. there are sufficient funds in the account to honour the cheque vi.
Crossed cheques: i. iii. 63 . all the vouchers / instruments have to be passed only by the officer who is authorized / empowered for the purpose. posted by the Ledger Assistant and passed by the Passing Officer. iv. for order cheque the identification of payee is to be established to the satisfaction of the Bank. then the drawer has to cancel the crossing & write pay cash along with his signature. the receiver of the cash payment surrenders the correct token as indicated on the back of the cheque. iii. if the payee and the drawee has account with the same branch the drawee a/c can be debited and payee a/c credited with the proceeds of the cheque. And having been satisfied about the above the Passing Officer affixed “pay cash” stamp on the cheque with his full signature under that stamp and draws a line across the signature of the Account Holder in such way that the signature is cancelled. the cheque is properly dated bears the signature of the drawer. d. v. iv. b. In the case of Any Branch Banking (ABB) transaction. 5. Wherever financial / passing power for different cadres of officers have been fixed by the Bank.Banking Operations Manual v. as an additional step to ensure that payment is made only to the correct receiver the Cash Assistant may politely ask the receiver to sign again on the reverse and also to state the amount to be received by him. Payment of cash: Before making payment the Cash Assistant has to ensure that: i. if a crossed cheque has to be paid by cash. c. on all payment vouchers/cheques on their backside the Cash Assistant must note the denominations in which he had made the payment and also affix “Cash Paid” stamp with date and enter the denominations in the computer system. then the proceeds of the cheque has to be credited to the payee A/c only. the cheques which bear the crossing must be presented through any other banker ii. the Account holder only has to receive cash and no bearer can be allowed payment. if the crossing is “A/c Payee only”. ii. a.
when the stop payment is revoked the Bank can honour the cheque on presentation. 7. the bank cannot honour the cheque after getting the clear stop payment instructions from the customer. the Manager after satisfying himself would authorise the credit into the account. this revokal requisition can be given by the drawer by giving the correct cheque number along with his/her signature as given in the Bank’s record. b. the drawer of the cheque can give stop payment instructions for stopping the payment of a particular instrument. d. Revoking of stop payment: a. d.000/. c. If it is unpaid the details have to be immediately entered into the computer system for ensuring non payment of the cheque. Stop Payment: a.Banking Operations Manual 6. (1) Cash: 8. c. the Staff Assistant on the Counter should enter the amount to the account to which it relates. remittance of Rs. & noting the same in the voucher. the drawer has to give the correct cheque No. In the case of joint account. 50. the Manager has to immediately satisfy himself whether the instrument is already paid or not.& above in cash is to be accompanied after verifying the PAN No. the cashier after satisfying himself can accept the cash and give the counterfoil of the pay-in-slip to the person remitting the cash. in the requisition along with his signature as per Bank’s record. c. 64 . the drawer of the cheque can give the revokal instructions asking the bank to honour the cheque when presented. all the authorised signatories have to sign for giving the revokal. b. a. d. b. Remittance in A/C: Cash/cheque – Either the customer or his representative can remit cash/cheque.
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a. the Staff Assistant on the counter after ensuring that the A/c number, date, amount in words and figures, payee name is correct would give the acknowledgement of the cheque on the counterfoil of the pay in slip. b. the cheque has to be sent either in local clearance or outward bills cheque for collection A/c depending on the place of the payable branch and on realization the proceeds of the cheque has to be credited to the customer’s A/c. c. if the cheque has “A/c payee” crossing, then the proceeds on realization has to be credited to the A/c of the payee only. d. Third party cheques should generally be not credited to the customer’s account to prevent any wrongful conversion. 9. Security Measures:
a. Issue of cheque books:
Cheque books for newly opened account must be issued only after getting written request from the customer. In the case of new Savings Bank accounts the Cheque book(s) may be issued after assessing the need of the customer. All cheque Books must be issued only after being authorized by the Manager. in the case of existing accounts, fresh cheque books must be issued only against the presentation of the “Cheque Book requisition slip” taken out from the previous cheque book. As a measure of precaution and as far as possible fresh cheque book must be issued only after the previous cheque book is exhausted. while issuing a cheque book it must be ensured that all the cheque leaves bear the name of the branch as well as the Account number. Whenever Cheque books are issued the details of cheque leaves (ie. cheque numbers) should be noted in the system.
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the cheques issued has to be entered in cheque issue register and the customer has to sign on the register in the column provided for having taken the cheque if the cheque book sent by post, the same has to be noted. cheque issued has to be entered in the computer system and authorized by the Manager.
b. Issue of Loose Cheque Leaf: i. Loose cheque leaf must be issued only to Account Holder. ii. Loose cheque Leaf must be issued only against specific written request by the customer with valid reason that satisfies the Manager. Only against the authorization of the Manager, a loose cheque leaf should be issued. This loose cheque leaf must also be issued only after entering the details in “Loose Cheque Leaf Issue Register” and after getting the signature of the customer as acknowledgement. The number of the loose cheque leaf issued to the customer should be recorded in the system. for issuing loose cheque leaf a fresh cheque book must be used, on which “To be issued as Loose Leaf” must be marked in Red ink and retained under the custody of the Manager. unused cheque leaves surrendered by a customer whose account has been closed should not be used for issuing loose cheque leaves.
The following details must also be recorded on the face of the loose cheque leaf issued to the customer. • Loose Leaf issued to Shri…………….A/c No. • “Pay Self Only” • Valid for …………(the date of issue of this loose cheque to be noted here. viii. The loose cheque leaf must be used on the same day of issue and it must be used only for withdrawing cash.
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Transfer of Accounts: Transferring Branch: i. ii. iii. At the written request of the customer his account may be closed and transferred to another branch of the bank. In the case of joint account the request for transfer must be signed by all the joint holders. Unused Cheque Books/cheque leaves must be surrendered by the customer at the time of closing the account for transfer to another branch. Before closing and transferring an account all the cheques issued on this account by the customer must have been presented for payment. In the transfer credit advice all relevant particulars like name of the Account Holder, new address etc., are to be furnished. Together with this credit advice he Account Opening Form, Specimen signature card, Pass book duly stamped as “Transferred” with upto date entries must be forwarded to the Transferee Branch. If any outstation cheque is pending collection for this account the fact of transferring this account to another branch must be noted in “Bills Lodged Register so that on realization the proceeds may be remitted to the Transferee branch.
All standing instructions for transferring/remitting out of this account must be closed under intimation to customer. Make a noting in the accounts opened and closed Register against this account as “Transferred to ……….. Branch” with date.
DD Books of AIMAS (MICR and NON-MICR). 11. (ii) Term Deposit receipt Books. a. In addition to recording number of books received it must also be recorded in this stock register the serial numbers/DDs/Pos received by the branch. iii.Banking Operations Manual b. New Pass Book together with old Pass Book received from another branch must be issued to the customer after obtaining his acknowledgement. (iii) Stationery items and (iv) Furniture & Fitting items. v. ii. the receiving branch must open a new account in the branch in the name of the customer. Proper entry must be made with the new account number against which it must be noted as “Account transferred from ………Branch” in the “Accounts Opened & Closed Register”. iv. It must be recorded in the system account that “The account transferred from ………… Branch”. DD Books of State Drafts Scheme etc. Stocks of Cheque Books/DD Books/Pay Orders and Stationery items: The Branch must maintain separate stock registers for (i) Cheque Books/ DD Books and Pay order Books. vi. When an advice regarding transfer of an account from another branch is received. New Pass Book must be issued with the opening balance being the amount received from another branch as per transfer credit advice. Transferee branch: i. As and when fresh stock of Cheque Books/DD Books & Pay Orders are received by the branch they must be added to the respective group like 100 leaves/50 leaves/20 leaves/10 leaves cheque Books. b. 68 . New cheque book must be issued against written request of the customer.
only in the serial order and should not be pulled out at random. The regular inoperative ledger will be styled as “Inoperative Accounts 10 years and above Accounts”.26 of BR Act a return must be filed to RBI furnishing the details of Current/Savings Bank Accounts which remain dormant. 69 . All withdrawals must be recorded in the stock register. b. Any credit/remittance is received for an inoperative account the fact must be brought to the notice of the Manager who will examine the position and decide about the status of account from ‘inoperative’ to ‘operative’ after proper proof to the satisfaction of the bank. for being issued to customers.. These all are called Security Instruments and therefore the stock must be physically verified at the end of each month and reported to the HO quarterly in the prescribed format. the Bank has to maintain “Inoperative Accounts status” in respect of those Current & Savings Bank Accounts which remain inoperative for 10 years and above. a. Inoperative Accounts: d. 12. Under Sec. d. inoperative for a continuous period of 10 years and above. e. c. In view of the same. Cheque Books/DD Books/Payorder books have to be withdrawn from the stocks. However the accounts operations of which have been stopped by court orders or attachment orders by appropriate authorities or when the account shows debit balance should not be transferred to “Inoperative Accounts”.Banking Operations Manual c. With a view to exercising proper control over the accounts and to avoid any manipulation by the Bank’s staff members or others. All the Cheque Books/DD/PO books and even the serial numbered Term Deposit receipt books must always be kept under lock & key. e. it is desirable to shift those Current and Savings Bank Accounts which remain inoperative for a continuous period of 3 years and above to a separate inoperative status which may be styled as “Inoperative Accounts – 3 years and above Accounts”. ie.
k. All debits to “Inoperative Accounts” must be passed by the Branch Manager. immediately. he may authorize transfer of such account from ‘Inoperative Accounts status’ to ‘Operative Accounts status’. even if they remain ‘dormant’ need not be transferred to “Inoperative Accounts status”. When the Branch Manager is satisfied with the explanation of the customer. When any remittance is received for credit to “Inoperative Accounts” the same should be brought to the notice of the Branch Manager/Checking Officer. i. ii. i. Exceptional cases: h. a. 70 . Where the nature of account itself permits only periodical and not regular operation. Interest at applicable rate must be credited for every half year and every year for all interest bearing inoperative accounts. j. In case the customer desires to revive his ‘Inoperative Account’ he must be asked to give a request letter explaining the reasons for the account remaining dormant and why he wants to revive the operations in the said account. The following categories of accounts.Banking Operations Manual f. No transactions by the concerned Account Holder be permitted in an “Inoperative Account” other than close the account or to transfer it to “Operative Accounts”. New cheque books should be issued to the inoperative Account Holder on revival under the authority of the Branch Manager only after ensuring that the Account Holder is properly identified. g. Where operations in the account have been stopped under Garnishee order or any Court Order. l.
the Bank has to necessarily produce such records. Originals as and when returned to the bank must be again inserted in the same place in the voucher bundle and the xerox copies have to be removed and filed in the respective file duly noting that originals are received and placed in voucher bundle. d. Acknowledgements received from them relating to the records furnished by the Bank have also to be retained same file. b. 14. Rule 46 of Civil procedure code. Whenever orders are received in writing from the Court/IT Authorities/Police Department in criminal cases calling for certain records. c. Procedure for submission of Records to Statutory orities: a. Xerox copies of the Vouchers have to be inserted in the respective position in the Voucher bundle duly attested by the Manager/Officer of the Bank duly stating the purpose of such removal. Garnishee Order is an attachment order issued by a Court under order 21. 13. iv. Attachment Orders: a. In all such cases when the originals are removed from the Vouchers for submission to such authorities noted above. Where the account is showing DEBIT BALANCE. Notice received from the above said authorities will have to be retained in a separate file under the custody of the Manger. Where the account is under lien or charge for advances allowed to the same customer in another account.Banking Operations Manual iii. It is an order of the Court obtained by the judgement creditor 71 .
f. e. With a view to ensuring that no payment by oversight is made out of such account [for which Garnishee order (i.e. Time and date of receipt of Garnishee order must be recorded in the Ledger Account with the attestation of the Manager. d. The Court may issue such Garnishee order in two parts. b. order NISI) has been received by the bank] it is always desirable to transfer the attached amount [from such attached accounts] to suspense account. If the amount available in the attached account is less than the amount indicated in Court order the amount so available must be transferred to suspense account and if no specific amount has been mentioned in the court order the entire balance available in the account must be transferred to suspense account. First order called as “Order NISI” will be seeking the explanation of the Bank why the balances in the accounts of the ‘judgment debtor’ with the bank should not be attached and utilized towards settlement of dues to the ‘judgment creditor’. If no specific amount is mentioned in the Garnishee order the order simply attaches all the sums due and accruing to that customer as on the date of receipt of Garnishee order by the Bank. 72 .Banking Operations Manual attaching the funds belonging to a judgement debtor with the Bank. On receipt of the second order of the Court which is called “order absolute” the Bank will have to remit the attached funds to the Court out of the account of the ‘judgment debtor’ with the Bank. On receipt of such order the Bank must immediately stop payments out of such accounts and also inform the customer about this court order and the fact that the Bank could not allow any payment/withdrawal from the account till the Court issues revised orders. Here the Bank is the Garnishee. c.
Give them two months time and then close such accounts and remit the balance amount due to the customer by a Payorder/DD. When the bank sends notice to the customer maintaining such unremunerative / undesirable accounts. such order will attach not only the balance in the joint account but also the balances in the individual accounts of the joint Account Holders. d. Garnishee order specifying only one of the joint Account Holders does not bind other joint holders and the Court must be approached for withdrawal of such order. Undesirable Accounts are the accounts wherein cheques are often drawn for amounts in excess of balance available and without any arrangement.Banking Operations Manual g. b. which results in return of many cheques. A Garnishee order in the name of an individual will not attach the account operated by the said customer as a Trustee/Executor /Administrator. h. 15. In the case of a joint account. 73 . a. e. Weeding out Unremunerative /Undesirable Accounts: Unremunerative Accounts are the accounts in which balances quite often fall below the minimum balance prescribed and /or the accounts which have been opened and maintained with very meager balance just to avail other facilities like purchase of DDs etc. f. the bank should not issue fresh cheque Books to such customers. In respect of Undesirable Accounts the officers must keep constant vigil to ensure that no cheque is inadvertently passed when there is no sufficient funds in the account. the Bank must take all steps to collect unused cheque leaves/books from such customer. However if the order specifies all the joint Account Holders. At the time of closing such accounts. c. It is desirable that bank sends notices to such customers maintaining unremunerative/undesirable accounts informing them the intention of the bank to close such accounts and a reminder after a month.
e. d. No foreclosure of such attached Term Deposit should be allowed. d. Bank should also acknowledge receipt of such attachment order and also seek time to comply with their notice as the matter has been referred to Bank’s Head Office for guidance. 1. Transferring amount from SB A/c to certain loan account etc. the fact should be noted in Ledger with date & time of receipt of such order duly attested by the Manager. no loan against such attached term deposit should be sanctioned. c. If the attached amount is in Term Deposit it must be prominently noted in Red ink. Payment of Insurance Premium etc. Transferring interest on Term Deposit to SB A/c or any other A/c c. STANDING INSTRUCTIONS: The customer of the Bank can instruct the Bank in insisting along with his signature to carry out certain functions at fixed periodicity like: a. Account Holder must be informed through Registered post about receipt of such attachment order and that the attached amount has been set aside by the bank and the same could be released to the Account Holder only if he is able to get orders from the authorities concerned withdrawing the attachment order and produce to the bank within reasonable time. 17. similarly.Banking Operations Manual 16. a. . Other Attachment Orders: Other attachment orders are normally issued by competent authorities like Income Tax/Commercial Tax officers/PF/Employees State Insurance authorities. “Under Attachment by IT/Commercial Tax Authorities” duly attested by the Manager. Transferring amount from SB A/c to RD A/c b. The Branch must refer such cases to Head Office Legal Department for guidance. If the attached amount is lying in a Current/Savings Bank Account the amount must be transferred to suspense account. 74 b. On receipt of such attachment orders.
3. the Manager/Assistant has to verify whether such instructions are recorded for being executed and invoke the relevant option in computer system. ~~~ 75 . These instructions have to be entered into the computer system. 4.Banking Operations Manual 2. The customer can stop the instructions given by him in writing along with his signature. At the beginning of the day.
all receptacles in the Strong Room which are used for storing Cash and Small Coin balances must also be under the double lock of the Cashier and the Supervising Official. with the exception of the receptacle used for the Cashier’s hand balance which should be under his single lock.7 CASH AND IT’s CUSTODY 1. will be left with the Head Cashier / Cashier during the day for the day’s transactions. The bulk of the Cash Balance should always be in the Strong Room / Safe under joint custody. or deposited in. Only cash sufficient for the day’s requirements will be withdrawn in the morning from joint custody. 3. Cash Balance of the Bank: a. who will be the Manager to perform this duty. 2. The Reserve Cash Register must always remain in the Strong Room. Strong Room / Safe: The Strong Room or Safe must be under the double lock of the Cashier and the Supervising Official in charge of cash.e.Banking Operations Manual CHAPTER . The amounts of all notes and coins withdrawn from. are securely fastened before being locked. one near the cash department and the other near the entrance. excluding the Head Cashier’s / Cashier’s hand balance) will be entered immediately in the Reserve Cash Register under the initials of the joint custodians. General: a. b. Both officials must be present when the Strong Room / Safe is opened and as far as possible. Managers should see that no member of staff other than the Cashier / Teller receives money over the counter from depositors. The Cash and Small Coin Balances must be kept in the Strong Room in the joint custody of the Head Cashier / Cashier and an authorised Supervising Official. 76 . the joint custody portion of the bank’s Cash Balance (i. It must be ensured that the locking mechanism of all receptacles is effective and that the doors of all cupboards etc. Notices to this effect should be prominently displayed in English and also the regional language in two places. while the remainder (Cashier’s Hand Balance) which will be kept as low as conveniently possible. b.
reserve cash and coins balance. He should also accompany the Cashier to the Safe Room when the Cash Box is kept under joint custody. vi. iv. As counting machines are supplied to branches. The remainder is counted by an employee other than the one responsible for its correctness in the presence of the Supervising Official who verifies the total by counting the clipped notes. Notes of the same denomination are banded together into books of one hundred pieces each. Occasionally this will also be done in the case of small and uncurrent 77 .Banking Operations Manual c. He will also verify the relative denomination slips in the bags at the same time. Checking of Cash Balance: a. 4. The Supervising Official will have all bags of coins weighed in his presence and a few number of bags emptied to verify that the contents are genuine coins. he must also ensure that the notes and coins held in the Head Cashier’s / Cashier ’s Hand Balance are kept in the Cash Box and locked in his presence. He will personally count ALL notes of denominations above Rs. The Supervising Official will verify at the close of the working day that the ‘Joint Custody Balance’ corresponds exactly with the entries in the Cash Balance Book. the Supervising Official will check their correctness in the following manner : i.10/. v.and will verify a portion of all other notes on the ‘clip system’. The Manager will also sign the Cash Balance Book after agreeing the combined total of the ‘Joint Custody’ balance and the Head Cashier’s / Cashier’s Hand Balance with the Closing Balance of his Cash Scroll. He will take and count a few pieces and leave the remainder to be counted in his presence same as in the case of ‘Clip System’ for notes. Before taking notes and coin into the ‘Joint Custody’ balance. every ten such books being tied up into a bundle of one thousand pieces. The particulars of the Bank’s Cash Balance at the close of business each day will be recorded in the Cash Balance Book. After the closing cash is checked by the Supervising Official. Under this system a few notes in each book of notes are clipped together at the top. coins. iii. which will be checked and signed by the Head Cashier / Cashier and the Supervising Official after the latter has compared all the items of cash balance taking into account the cashier’s hand balance. viii. vii. the supervising officer / Manager will check all the note bundles using the note counting machine personally. ii. He will also invariably check the entire Head Cashier’s / Cashier’s hand balance of loose notes and also check the loose packets in Hand Balance and initial against the items checked in the Cash Balance Book.
Remittance of Cash: a. Physical cash remittances to branches outside the town should be under taken only iftransfers cannot be effected through the State Bank of India or any Nationalised or otherBank with which the Bank has an Account. Head Cashier and the Cashier should check the bundles kept in the vault and verify the same with the Reserve Cash Register. The remittance box should always be conveyed in the van provided by the Bank. ii.Banking Operations Manual ix. v. Cash remittances should always be entrusted to an Authorised employee who should be accompanied by a reliable and experienced member of the subordinate staff and the armed guard. the Cashiers who have signed the Denomination Slips. iii. Accounting for shortage or excess in cash has to be carried out as follows: i. v. the amount of shortage should be debited to the Suspense Account taking the signatures of the members responsible for the shortage on the reverse of the voucher under report to the Head Office and adjusted on recovery from the concerned members. the followinginstructions must be strictly complied with: i. Under no circumstances should cash be allowed to be carriedwithout an armed guard. 78 . 6. vi. Items which have been lying unclaimed for more than six months will be transferred to Head Office. When remittances of currency notes are sent from one office to another. Before the safe is closed. iv. x. iv. 5. Head Cashier/Cashier is responsible for any shortage either in Hand or Vault Balance. Night journeys and unusual halts at junctions should be avoided. the Supervising Official. ii. At least once a week on different days. In case of any shortage in any book of notes. who will in turn recover it from the concerned employee of the Cash Department. The box should be securely chained and locked to a staple or other fixed object in the van by which the remittance is carried. Any excess in the Cash Balance must be credited to Sundry Creditors Account on the same day itself. will be responsible for the shortage. Failing recovery on the same day. Any shortage in the Cash Balance should be recovered the same day from the Head Cashier / Cashier. the officer holding charge of cash will check the whole of the bank Cash Balance by test check of different denominations and Register evidence of such check in the Cash Balance Book under his signature and date. Shortage or Excess in cash: a. iii.
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A Register in the following format should be maintained to record all cash remittances to and from local branches and other branches. There should be separate sections in this register for Outward and Inward Remittances with columns as under: OUTWARD REMITTANCE
To whom sent Through whom Amount Initials of Manager/ Cashier Initials with date of Manager in token of his having verified the receipt of the remittance at the other end
Date From whom Through Whom Cheque No. if drawn on the Bank’s Ac/c with local banks Amount Initials of Manager Initials with date of Cashier for receipt of money
7. Insurance: a. Insuring the cash in transit / safe shall be carried out as follows: i. All cash remittances in transit are covered under the Blanket Insurance Policy obtained by the Bank. ii. It must be ensured that the maximum limit laid down therein for any one carriage is not exceeded under any circumstances. iii. Cash in safe and on the counter should be kept within insured limit as directed by Head Office from time to time, iv. Care should be taken particularly in the case of cash on the counter to ensure any excess over the insured limit amount is placed immediately inside the safe under joint custody and the Head Office intimated to lift the surplus cash. 8. Custody of Keys: a. Particulars of all important keys, including those of the Head Cashier / Cashier, must be entered in the Key Register. The Register should show what originals and duplicates exist and where they are to be found and must be initialed by every incoming Manager.
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b. The main keys of the branch may on no account leave the possession of the officials to whose charge they have been entrusted except as specified by the bank or in the case of incapacitation for duty when they will be taken over by another Bank official deputed by their Central Office / Regional Office. The grave consequences that may result from any slackness in the observance of this instruction should be strongly impressed on officials, particularly those responsible for the safe custody of cash, gold ornaments, securities and other valuables. c. When the keys of the Strong Room or cash safe are kept in the personal safe of the Manager, the key of the safe in which they are lodged must not leave his custody. The officials holding custody of the safe / strong room should not move freely to places other than the place of work or their residence while in personal possession of the keys. d. Subordinate employees or other unauthorized persons must never be allowed to handle the keys of the Strong Room and safes for any purpose whatsoever. e. The above instructions apply with equal force to the Head Cashier / Cashiers in joint charge of cash and valuables. f. In case of safes previously handled by unauthorized officials, the Manager must arrange with Head office for the levers of the locks thereof to be changed. g. Great care must be taken with all locks and keys. Any important key showing signs of serious wear should be informed to the Head Office and handed over in sealed packet, in order that a new lock may be ordered and the duplicate can be issued for use in the meanwhile. h. No important key pertaining to cash counters, safes, lockers, strong rooms, almirahs, main entrance may be made and no repairs to such locks be got carried out without the prior permission of Head Office. i. All repairs, if permitted, must be carried out under the personal supervision of the Manager and the Head Cashier / Cashier if he has joint control over the Strong Room door or safe under repair.
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9. Duplicate Keys: The Banks must follow the instructions as mentioned below with regard to the Duplicate Keys: i. The officials holding the keys of the Strong Room / safe room and safes / cupboards containing cash, gold ornaments under pledge to the Bank and other securities, will pack their duplicate keys individually in a strong cloth lined envelope which will be sealed by them with seals. Before they are packed the keys must be greased and labelled (the label indicating the lock to which the key relates and the designation of the official who holds the original). ii. The sealed packets must be placed in a strong wooden or tin box locked or otherwise secured and wrapped in water-proof cloth. iii. It must then be sealed in the presence of the officials concerned and the sealed box will be labelled with the name of the branch and should bear a docket reading as under: “This packet contains duplicate keys of ……………. Branch of the ……. Bank and is deliverable against the joint signature of the Manager and Cashier of the branch for the time being”. iv. It should be signed by the Manager / Cashier or the Supervising Official whose keys are deposited therein. These instructions should also be conveyed to the branch of the Bank holding the box in safe custody by means of a letter signed by all the officials holding the keys. v. The keys relating to the Head Office branch will be lodged in State Bank of India, Local Head Office. vi. In all cases, the relative safe deposit receipt will be entered in the Branch documents Register and kept in the personal custody of the Manager in a safe or cabinet. Under no circumstances should the receipt be kept in any other safe, the duplicate key of which is held in safe custody with another branch or bank, as in the event of the loss of the original key or keys, the duplicates may not be available without the production of the safe custody receipt. vii. Duplicate keys must be withdrawn from safe deposit and the keys rotated once every year. 10. a.
The security measures as advised by the Head Office in respect of security guards deployed and use of alarm system etc. should be scrupulously followed.
Bank Of India is conducting clearing in Hyderabad. received from its Head Office customers and those of its branches.00 AM ii. d. The Head Office clearing section acts as “Service Branch” and functions as a Clearing Centre for all the instruments such as Drafts. Note: House. Cheques etc.9. b.Banking Operations Manual CHAPTER – 8 CLEARING 1. Returns Clearing (outward) – 1 PM iv. The Clearing Operations may take place 2/3 times in a day in the following order: i. The Member Banks will have to strictly adhere to these Clearing House hours . Timings are subject to change as may be notified by the Clearing 82 . ECS . b. c. These instruments will have to be presented for collection through the “Clearing House”. On Saturdays high value clearing is not held.30 AM iii. General: a. The Clearing House will function during the stipulated hours ( Prefixed hours) which will be communicated to all Member Banks. High Value Clearing (outward) -11. MICR inward Clearing – received by 9. 2. Clearing House: a.30 AM e. Delayed Participation in the Clearing House Operations will result in NonAcceptance of the cheques presented by that Bank by all other Member Banks which in turn will cause serious damages to that Bank.
b. the encoding does not happen correctly in the Head Office). the information should be completely filled in. e. strictly by the stipulated time advised by the Head Office. Operations in the MICR Clearing at Branch: a. After tallying with the total presentation and affixing the clearing stamp.g. Operations in the MICR Clearing at Head Office: a.. The amount on the instrument and that on the pay-in-slip should be one and the same. Clearing Dept. c. c. the instruments are taken to the clearing house for presentation to various banks. unless otherwise the instruments are not crossed and are endorsed by the payee in some other person’s favour..Banking Operations Manual 3. The Head Office (clearing section) has a time schedule depending upon the Clearing House hours to collect the cheques from all the Branches to be presented in that day’s clearing. including the Bank and Branch Code. the payees name on the instrument and on the pay-in-slip has to be verified which is to be one and the same. While booking the instruments for presentation in outward clearing. Somajiguda – 011 047 (unless the coding is correctly entered in the system. The instruments received from Branches are encoded in the machine after taking the information of that branch by means of floppy from the CBS and uploading into the MICR encoding batch. e. After ensuring that the instrument is drawn on local bank it should be sent for collection in the immediate next clearing as far as possible. b. 83 . 4. After consolidation of all the instruments and bundling bank-wise. the bundle of instruments have to be sent to the Head Office. d. Andhra Bank. crossing stamp etc. At the Branch when the cheques are received for collection form the customer.
30 am and 10. 12. APCOB Clearing Stamp: . if there is any difference in 7. will have to verify the number of cheques as per the claim slip received from Clearing House. On getting the inward clearing instruments. 5.30 AM and by 9. Pre-requisite for sending cheque in clearing: 1.Banking Operations Manual 5.Normally in Non-MICR Centers this ‘Clearing’ Stamp of the Bank will be affixed on the face of the Instruments. With the Claim slip the clearing cheques will be sent to the respective branches which will be delivered to the branches between 9. The Head Office (clearing section) will arrange to collect the inward clearing instruments from the Clearing House by 8. 3.30 AM send to respective Branch through courier.All the instruments (Cheques and DDs ) presented through the Clearing House should bear the ‘Clearing’ Stamp with Bank and Branch abbreviation with specific code number and the date of presenting in Clearing House.00 am through the bank’s courier. Inward Clearing Cheques: 84 . 6. Verify the amount on the cheque and that on pay-in-slip which should be one and the same. iv. 2. Head Office. only. The branches will have to send the unpaid Return Cheques_ through the branch courier to reach the Head branch before stipulated time i. the staff of the clearing section. APCOB Crossing Stamp with MICR code. While verifying the inward clearing instruments with the Claim Slip received from the clearing section. 4.30 PM. . ii. Head Office.e. Cheques with a/c payee crossing must be collected to the Payee a/c. Verify name of payee on cheque and on pay-in-slip which should be one and the same in all respects and in the status also. It will then send the claim slip to the Branch along with the relative instruments. iii. i. Then record the number of instruments and the total value against the respective branches in the inward clearing Register and debit the respective Branch for the total value of the presentation on the Branch.
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the amounts claimed, the same will be notified to the Head Office clearing section. v. In respect of Missing Instruments, the Head Office clearing section will advise the presenting bank in FORM – A under a copy to the Clearing House by the Head Office clearing section. vi. In respect of Unclaimed amounts i.e. the cheque will be there in the bunch of inward clearing cheques but the amount relating to the particular cheque may not find place in the claim list, then the fact will be reported to Clearing House in FORM – B by the Head Office clearing section. vii. Under the latest system, the Clearing House is imaging all the clearing instruments processed through the computers and if any bank represents about a missing cheque giving all the relevant details as per Inward Clearing Cheques – Claim statement, then the clearing cell will provide a copy of the instruments for verification and action. i. All the outward clearing instruments received from the branches with a covering schedule called Local Clearing Cheques List, the clearing section (Head Office) staff will first count the number of instruments attached to such a list and verify whether the same agrees / tallies with the number of cheques recorded therein. ii. Then the cheques will be Encoded. Under the process of Encoding only the amount for which the said cheque is drawn will be printed in the white Band at the bottom of the cheque. iii. For each branch a “Batch Ticket” will be prepared which will relate to presenting branch code number, number of instruments and total value of cheques presented in outward clearing. iv. For the bank as a whole a “Block Ticker” will be printed which will contain bank code number, service branch code number, number of Batch tickets and total value of outward clearing cheques lodged.
9. High Value Clearing: 8. Outward Clearing Cheques – Encoding:
i. All instruments of value Rupees 1 lakh and above shall be separately presented in High value clearing. This will have to be done after loading all relevant details about the cheques presented in a floppy. This floppy together with a printout will be presented in High value clearing cell.
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ii. High value returns will be known by stipulated time ie. 4.00 PM. Since the high value cheques are received by the service branch /HO (clearing section) only before 11.00 AM to be presented in the high value clearing on the same day.
10. Electronic Clearing System (ECS)
i. Some companies for payment of periodical interest on the deposit of customers and also for payment of annual dividends, other payments / refunds etc., and companies like BSNL for collecting telephone charges obtain a Mandate from the customers for directly crediting/debiting the amounts to the their accounts. ii. In respect of ECS, the details relating to our Bank are downloaded and will be uploaded into the Central Data Base by the clearing section and the passing officials of Head Office main Branch and branches must also verify correct account number and authorize the transactions. iii. On the same day the respective branch will have to debit / credit the customers account. If there is no adequate balance in any of the customer ’s account to meet such debit under ECS, the same will have to be treated as regular return using objection memo. Similarly in the case where the branch is not able to properly identify the customer’s account for crediting the amount then such amount must also be returned to the Clearing House following the procedure of returning the instrument by generating the “System generated cheque return memo”.
iv. In respect of cheques returned unpaid :
The cheques returned unpaid by the branches have to be presented in Clearing House (outward) in return clearing by 2.30 PM in the Clearing House.
12. Clearing House Account Reconciliation:
i. Sometimes, on account of handling huge volume of cheques in Outward as well as Inward clearing operations, banks do commit mistakes while recording the cheque amounts either in the Clearing Schedules or while booking Clearing. Such differences are noticed only after the Clearing House hours when the bank’s Day Book does not balance. ii. When such a discrepancy / difference is noticed, first it is to be got confirmed by the other bank involved in that particular transaction. Then Pay Orders to or from that bank is to be issued / collected and the
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amount adjusted to the Clearing House account to make good the difference. iii. All such amounts either payable or receivable owing to clearing differences must be recorded in a Register called “Clearing House Reconciliation Register”:
13. Balancing of Clearing House Account:
i) The clearing section at Head Office and the Branches are to daily verify and satisfy that the amount in the Clearing House Account in the GL corresponds only to the total value / amount of the cheques presented in clearing and pending realization. This has to be ensured before end of each day’s transactions. ii) Similarly, the cheques returned account is also be balanced on a daily basis and the amount should only reflect the amount of cheque standing as returned in clearing. This has to be realized by funding from clearing house after realization on day to day basis.
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TERM DEPOSITS - GENERAL
1. What is Term Deposit:
a. A deposit received by the bank for a fixed / specific period which is normally withdrawn only after the expiry of the deposit period [except in the case of foreclosure] is called TERM DEPOSIT.
2. Types of Term Deposit :
a. b. c. d.
Fixed Deposit (F.D.)[for periods varying from 7 days to 10 years]. Reinvestment Deposit / Cumulative Time Deposit Recurring Deposit. Special Deposits [as per Deposit schemes announced by each Bank like Marriage Deposit, Education Deposit, etc. as combination of the above three basic term deposit schemes].
3. Period of Deposits :
a. As per RBI directive the minimum period and maximum period of accepting Term Deposits have to be fixed by the Bank from time to time. b. Now the minimum period of F.D. is 7 days and the maximum period for which a Term Deposit can be accepted is 120 months.
4. Rate of Interest:
a. The rates of interest payable for Term Deposits are governed by the directives of the RBI and as decided by the Bank from time to time. b. The minimum period to qualify for getting interest on Term Deposit will be as per the directive of the RBI. c. Interest can be paid monthly or Quarterly at the option of the depositor. However the interest paid monthly will be at discounted factor. So that the total interest paid for a period of 3 months on monthly basis will not exceed the actual amount of interest to be paid on that Term Deposit for a Quarter. d. Special / additional rate of interest is paid to some special class/es of depositors as approved by the bank from time to time based on declaration and/or proof of a/c or other conditions as the case may be.
e. f.. ii. The depositor has to fill up Bank’s Account Opening Form prescribed for Term Deposits. Mode of payment of periodical interest. proof of addresses etc. Investment in Term Deposit can also be made by the depositor through a cheque with some other bank. Photographs of all depositors are enclosed. vii. Proper introduction has been given. Amount proposed to be invested. Procedure for Investment / Opening the Account: a. Full Name [in the case of Joint A/Cs the names of all depositors]. v. Bank Officer will have to ensure that the Account Opening Form filled up by the depositor has all the required information such as: i. b. All persons who are eligible to open a Current or Savings Bank Account with the Bank are eligible to invest in Term Deposits. 7. Whether he prefers interest to be paid monthly / quarterly. Who can invest in Term Deposits? a. The Assistant has to prepare the Term deposit receipt after the funding is received and the authorized officer approves the same. 89 . Pan No. Full Postal Address with phone numbers. This account opening form must be authenticated by authorised Officer. d. Once the above formalities are over the pay-in-slip [i. iii. 6. Bank Officer will have to fill up the correct rate of interest in the space provided for the same in the account opening form. and vi. Pan no. subject to the same conditions like proper introduction. c. The Cashier receives the cash along with the ‘Remittance Voucher’ and affixes the ‘Cash Received’ stamp and other information and passes on the said voucher to the ‘Scrolling Officer’ for his signature before the necessary Term Deposit receipt is issued. Investment by Cheque: a.Banking Operations Manual 5. viii. Remittance Voucher] relating to Term Deposit investment must be prepared by the Assistant attached to term Deposits Section and handed over to the Depositor / Investor for remittance of cash at the Cash Counter. iv. e. photographs.
if permitted to that effect. Maturity Notice: a. e. 8. b. the Bank should not send maturity intimation to such investors.Banking Operations Manual c. d. However the signature of the investor will have to be obtained on the Account Opening Form at a later date when the investor comes to the Bank. b. If the cheque lodged by the depositor is an outstation cheque the commission for collection of such cheque may be waived. periodicity and mode of payment of interest on Term Deposit and period of investment. The Term Deposit will be made effective from the date of deposit of the Cheque if the deposit is for a term of six months and above. In his letter he must give clear instructions regarding the name[s] of the person[s] favouring whom the Term Deposit Receipt will have to be issued. In case the depositor has given specific instruction to the Bank not to send such intimation. otherwise the commission will have to be separately collected from the depositor/ or reduced from the gross amount and term deposit account should be credited with net amount. In the above case the signature of the investor on the request letter must be compared with his Specimen Signature available with the bank and the passing officer must record in the request letter as “Signature Verified” and affix his initials. type of account like E or S / A or S / F or S / Jointly. For such investment through an authorisation cum request letter. The Bank will have to send a Due Date / Maturity intimation to all the Term Deposit investors based on maturity Register Due Date Register at least 15 days prior to the actual due date and the letter can be generated in the system. f. In all such cases the Term Deposit Receipts must be issued only after the proceeds of the cheque deposited by the investor have been realised. 90 . the Bank Staff will have to prepare necessary Account Opening Form as per the instructions in the request letter of the investor. A customer of the bank may also invest in Term Deposit through an authorisation cum request letter to the Manager to debit his Current or Savings Bank Account with the proposed amount and to invest the same in Term Deposit.
Repayment of a Term Deposit on or after the due date can be made by cash (if the maturity value along with interest is below Rs. b. In all such cases the Term Deposit Receipt will have to be duly discharged by the depositors on the reverse of the Term Deposit Receipt at the space provided for the same. where the overdue period exceeds 14 days the rate of interest payable on the deposit amount so renewed shall be the appropriate rate of interest for the period of renewal as prevailing on the date of maturity or at the time of renewal whichever is less. b. Renewal of Term Deposits: a.Banking Operations Manual 9. 10.000/. In the case of a Term Deposit issued in favour of two or more persons. c. without giving effect to subsequent revisions in the interest rate [whether upward or downward]. Term Deposits can be renewed from the date of maturity even after the date of its maturity by providing interest rate ruling on the date of maturity.and above. 269 (T) of IT Act] repayment of proceeds of Term Deposit cannot be made in cash for deposits of Rs. 91 . c.20.20. without revenue stamp. However if the repayment is to be made by cash.e. e.000/. no payment can be made at maturity to one of the parties. d. and the discharge of all parties on the reverse of the Term Deposit Receipt must be insisted.e. 20.and above payment should be made by way of crossed PO / DD or to be credited to party’s account with the Bank. In the case of overdue deposits. date of maturity and date of renewal) the rate of interest payable on the deposit amount so renewed shall be the appropriate rate of interest for the period of renewal as prevailing on the date of maturity (on the lines of RBI directive).000/-) or by crediting party’s Current or Savings Bank Account with the Bank or by a PO / DD as per the specific instructions of the depositor. In the case of overdue deposits where the overdue period does not exceed 14 days (both days inclusive i. Repayment of Term Deposit: a. Since the Bank can pay cash only to one person all the other joint depositors should give a letter to the Bank authorizing one among the joint depositors to receive the payment of the proceeds of the Term Deposit. discharge should be obtained from the depositor on revenue stamp of requisite value. If the proceeds are to be paid by a DD / PO or to be credited to party’s account. If the amount of principal + interest of a Term Deposit of Rs. f. As per the provisions of Income Tax Act [Amended Sec. mere discharge is sufficient i. with E or S clause.
should not be changed. [as approved by the Bank Management]. g. 92 . Name of a staff member of the bank should not be subsequently added to get the benefit of preferential rate of interest. Additional amount should not be accepted along with the overdue deposit. Name[s] can be deleted or substituted with the written consent of all existing depositor[s] provided the name of at least one of the original depositors is retained. 11. In case of deposit standing in the individual name if deceased. d. On deposits of an Association or a Fund all the members of which are the members of Bank Staff. rate of interest etc. can be renewed for a further period from the date of maturity Interest in such case can be allowed only on the renewed portion of the deposit. Addition of names may be permitted with the written consent of the existing depositors. the amount. Interest for the overdue period can be allowed if the deposit or part there of is renewed from the date of maturity and not from the date of presentation. period. 12. if the renewal is to be made after the date of maturity. Preferential Rate of Interest: d. A declaration has to be obtained from the person / association eligible for the preferential rate. e. Addition / Alteration / Substitution of name[s] (during the currency of the deposit) : a. f. iii) On deposits held individually or jointly with dependents in the case of employees of the bank / retired employees / widows of employees / widows of retired employees etc. 1% preferential rate of interest over the standard rate is allowed. if such deposit is not renewed on maturity interest for the overdue period can be paid from date of maturity till date of payment (subject to settlement of claim) to legal heirs / representatives at the rate ruling on the date of maturity. if so required by the depositor. A portion of overdue deposit.Banking Operations Manual d. b. c. At the time of addition / alteration / substitution of names. iv) e. due date.
In case of loss of Term Deposit Receipt the Bank may issue Duplicate Deposit Receipt provided. name[s] of investors. rate of interest. iv) The Duplicate Receipt must contain the same details as in the original i. On getting the intimation from the depositor about the loss of Term Deposit Receipt. v) On the face of the Deposit Receipt it must be boldly written in red ink as DUPLICATE RECEIPT. 93 . ii) Ensure that there is no lien on the deposit or that the deposit receipt is not already lodged with the Bank as security for loan. documentary evidence of service / retirement / identity of the widow should be scrutinized and kept attached to Account Opening Form. due date.Banking Operations Manual f. Issue of Duplicate Receipt: a.e. i) First make note of the same in the special instructions in the system. etc. vii) For the Duplicate Receipt issued No Separate account should be opened. and Furnishing of an Indemnity Bond by all the depositors to the account. amount. There should be no change in any of the above. 13. Procedure: a. vi) The serial number of the Duplicate Receipt must also be noted in the special instructions. iii) Then issue a Duplicate Deposit Receipt after the same is authorised by the manager. the date. period of deposit. Before extending preferential rate of interest to eligible retired employees / widows of retired employees / widows of employees etc. i) The depositor / all the depositors in the case of joint deposit makes a written intimation to the Bank about the loss of Term Deposit Receipt and request to issue a Duplicate Deposit Receipt. ii) 14.
Banking Operations Manual viii) In case the original receipt is produced. Term Deposit Receipts: Non . 15. ix) After the Duplicate Receipt has been issued to the party payment should be made only against the Duplicate Receipt. 16. Facility of nomination is available for Term Deposits and it should be in favour of individual only. Nomination / Variation or Cancellation of Nomination can be made at any time during the period the deposit held with the Bank and it must be made prior to Due date. Nomination: a. The party with a covering letter must surrender such original receipt to the Bank which will cancel the same and retain on Bank’s records. no payment should be made against the original receipt. b. Term Deposit Receipt are NOT TRANSFERABLE and are not negotiable.Negotiable a. ~~~ 94 . after issue of Duplicate Receipt.
Opening: a. What is Fixed Deposit: a)A deposit invested for a fixed time / specific period. Rate of Interest. Issue of Deposit Receipts: a) a) b) Separate pre-printed receipt for FD should be used. 3. If the Receipt Books have counterfoils then all the particulars as in the Receipt must be filled up in the counterfoil also.Banking Operations Manual CHAPTER – 10 FIXED DEPOSITS 1. The prospective depositor must make an application in the prescribed application form of the Bank. Two authorised officers will have to sign the Receipts and the counterfoils. On getting the ‘Remittance Voucher’ duly stamped “Cash Received” and signed by the Cashier. Specific instructions of the depositor like “E or S” or “A or S” etc. [If it is not printed. Date of investment. repayable on maturity / due date with agreed rate of interest. payable as simple interest. providing all relevant information and the specimen signatures. amount involved (in words and figures). and after verifying the system as to the funding of the account the Assistant in Term Deposit Section will write the Deposit Receipt. The Fixed Deposit Receipts is to be issued only in the order of serial numbers either from the stock of ‘Loose Leaves’ or from the booklets or running stationery. Due Date. with particulars such as Name[s] of the Depositor[s]. c) d) e) 95 . rubber stamp must be affixed on deposit receipts before use]. Period of investment. 2. either monthly or quarterly is known as Fixed Deposit. It must be ensured that all the Deposit Receipts bear the branch name.
Banking Operations Manual f) g) The Deposit Receipt is to be issued to the Depositor against his acknowledgement on the reverse of the relative counterfoil.e. Interest Payment: a) Interest at agreed simple rate of interest will have to be paid monthly / quarterly as specified by the Depositor and noted down in the ‘Schedule for Payment of Interest’. c) Interest on monthly basis will have to be paid on a discounted basis as RBI permits payment of interest only on quarterly basis so that such monthly interest paid on a FD for a continuous period of three months shall be equal to the interest calculated for the same FD on a quarterly basis. . 6. 5. monthly / quarterly must be noted in the system as well as in ‘Standing Instruction Sheet’ along with the reference account ID. b) Must be paid by running the Standing instructions in the system. The printed serial number of the Deposit Receipt Number must be noted in the system. b) Entries in the Standing Instruction must be authenticated by an Officer. Due Date: Due date provided by the system must be checked before the receipt prepared. Account Opening Form and also in the Remittance Voucher [Credit Voucher]. If the Receipts do not have counterfoils then acknowledgement must be obtained in a separate Register called as “Term Deposit Receipts Issue Register”. 96 . 4. Payment of periodical interest: a) Instructions regarding periodicity of payment of interest i.
b) The account level interest payables on all the deposits accounts must tally with the respective General Ledger Heads. ii. On the Due date : i. iii. After the due date: a) In case of overdue deposits where the overdue period does not exceed 14 days (both days inclusive i. Renewal of Fixed Deposits: a.Banking Operations Manual 7. where the overdue period exceeds 14 days the rate of interest payable on the deposit amount so renewed shall be the appropriate rate of interest for the period of renewal as prevailing on the date of maturity or at the time of renewal whichever is less. The deposit receipt must be surrendered by the depositor duly discharged. . date of maturity and date of renewal.e. b. Interest Provisions: a) At the time of half year & Annual Closing of Accounts i. 9. [not on revenue stamp] with a request on the same receipt to renew for further period. Foreclosure: 97 . the rate of interest payable on the deposit amount so renewed shall be the appropriate rate of interest for the period of renewal as prevailing on the date of maturity (on the lines of RBI directive) b) In the case of overdue deposits. as on 30th September / 31st March ever year the actual accrued interest on each FD upto 30th September / 31st March on the basis of number of days will be applied in the system. iv.e. c) Other procedures will be as detailed under paragraphs relating to Renewal of Term Deposits. For the principal amount prepare credit voucher and follow the procedure as in the case of opening a new FD account. If the party desires to renew only the principal amount then credit the interest against to his Current or Savings Bank Account or pay in cash as desired by the depositor. However fresh Account Opening Form should be obtained. 8.
provided the same deposit is held with the Bank after the date of renewal for a period longer than the remaining period of the original contract period. b. Deduct 1% from that rate for calculation of interest and calculate interest on the FD for the period for which it has remained with the Bank. In case the FD submitted for foreclosure is under monthly interest payment schedule and if the total amount of monthly interest so far paid on the said FD exceeds the eligible interest at the time of foreclosure. 10. g. the depositor may like to avail this benefit and would therefore like to renew the deposit before its maturity. First calculate the actual number of days or period for which the FD was with the Bank. The interest calculated by the system in some cases must be randomly verified. c) When such renewals are made the penalty of 1% in interest rate should not be applied. Then find out the rate of interest applicable for that period as on the date of investment of amount in FD.Banking Operations Manual a. Vouchers for interest payment and for repayment of FD will have to be prepared as explained in earlier paragraphs. b) In such cases a renewal of deposit before its maturity shall not be regarded as premature withdrawal. In case a FD is foreclosed before the minimum qualifying period for earning interest then no interest is to be paid. Premature extension of Fixed Deposits: (1) a) At times the depositor may wish to keep the deposit with the bank for longer than the original period of investment or when there is upward revision of interest rates with in a short period of his investment in FD with Bank. d. f. c. then such excess amount paid will have to be recovered out of principal amount of FD and only the Balance will have to be paid to depositor. e. 98 .
The rate of interest in this case for the period from 1.25% p. In other words the applicable rate for the completed period is to be extended. i.e. for 4 months for which the deposit was with the Bank i.25% and the interest rate for the subsequent period i.e.50% 10. i.e. with effect from 1. with effect from 1.e.e.91 i.11.50% p. iii.50% p. 91 days to 180 days 181 days to Less than 1 year 1 year and above but less than 2 years 2 years and above 9.7.00% 10.7.a.a. as per the revised interest rates. From the date of investment till date of extension (renewal) before maturity ii) From the date of extension till the new maturity date e.11. In case such a premature 99 .a.10.91 for a period of 24 months with interest at 10. It is presumed in the above example that on 1. i) a) Fixing of Interest Rates in such cases: At the rate ruling on the date of investment for the period run i. Iv. Only when such premature Extension is beneficial to the customer the bank may extend such facility. from the date of renewal till new maturity date. till date of extension or renewal before due date will be 9. wants to extend / renew the FD for a period of 24 months with effect from 1. At the rate ruling on the date of extension for the period of extension i.25% p.7.Banking Operations Manual (2).e.a.g.a. b.11. ii. from date of investment till date of extension (renewal).91]. A depositor who had invested an amount in FD on 1.25% 9.91 (the date of original investment of the amount in FD) the interest rates on FD were as under: Period of investment Rate p.91 [presume that in the mean time the bank had revised the rate for 2 years as 11. without charging any penalty.91 to 31.91 for 24 months is 11.
. Whenever the amount invested in Fixed Deposit with the Bank is withdrawn by the depositor at any point of time before the due date.Banking Operations Manual Extension will result in interest loss to the depositor the factual position should be clearly explained to the depositor. While passing the above entries the interest for the period from the date of original investment till this date [i. ix. viii... Cancel the old FDR in the FD Ledger by recording as “ Premature Extension with effect from . the date of Premature Extension) at the applicable rate as explained in previous paragraphs should be paid / credited to party’s the account.e... vi.... a... A new FD Receipt must be issued to be effective from that date for the renewed period.”. Penal Interest for Foreclosure: (3) Procedure: a.. 100 . In the Due Date / Maturity Register score off the old FDR as premature Extension. Get the Deposit receipt duly discharged by all the Depositors [if it is in the name of more than one person].. premature renewal the “TD closure” activity in the system has to be utlised including “Auto renewal” option must be used appropriately ( whether with interest or without interest) in the system. x. the Penal interest at applicable rate will have to be applied.. renewal on due date.. v. Get a letter signed by all the depositors requesting the bank to extend the period of investment from this date [the date of submission of the request letter and the FDR] for a further period in order to get benefit of enhanced interest rate. renewal after due date (overdue deposit).. Only in cases where the deposit is renewed before original due date the Penal provision will not be applied as there is no withdrawal of the amount by the depositor... Whenever such PREMATURE EXTENSION is entertained by the Bank the under mentioned procedures will have to be followed. Closure of Account: At the time of foreclosure. vii. 11.. b.
i. Foreclosure of FD under loan cover: a. Interest on Loan: The rate of interest on such loans will be as fixed by the Bank from time to time or as per the Directives of RBI. Interest on loans will be charged at quarterly rests. 13. the margin is 15%. First arrive at the eligible rate of interest for the FD applying foreclosure norms. The lien on the Fixed Deposit towards the loan should be entered and got authorised.Banking Operations Manual 12. On maturity. d. the loan with interest should be recovered from the proceeds of the fixed deposit. In case the depositor wants to foreclose his FD against which he had availed a loan: i. Margin: The Margin will be fixed by the bank from time to time or as per the directives of the RBI. b. 101 . Normally the above procedure will have to be followed. c. the interest due on the loan against such FD must be first recovered / adjusted and only the balance amount of interest to be credited to party’s Current or Savings Bank Account as the case may be. Loans against FD: a. however certain customer may insist that the periodical [monthly/quarterly] payment of interest on his FD may be continued and he will separately remit the interest due on loan against his FD. Loans may be sanctioned against the security of the Fixed Deposit of the Bank. It is advised to politely turn down such requests explaining that in case of any delay or default by the customer in remitting the interest due on the Loan Account on due date that amount will attract penal interest at the same rate at which interest is charged for the loan amount. Presently. ii. While paying the monthly / quarterly interest on FD. Presently. the Rate is 2% points extra over the rate offered on the deposit. e.
in form 15 H (for those aged 65 years and above) or 15 G (for those below 65 years of age) as per the existing rules which is to be submitted to the Income Tax department by 7th of the succeeding month. for which the customers have furnished the 15 H / 15 G form. iii. of India from time to time for depositor other than DCCBs. which will exempt such accounts from deduction of Tax at Source.10. This is statutory deduction which is to be deducted and remitted to the Government before 7th of succeeding month. Then charge interest for the loan at 2% above the eligible interest as arrived (i) above. the Branch Managers and Managers are hereby advised to cause immediate modification (as soon as 15 H / 15 G form is received) in the accounts concerned immediately from the: 102 . TAX DEDUCTION AT SOURCE (TDS): Tax is to be deducted at source on the interest paid or accrued on a term deposit if it exceeds Rs. Finally.Banking Operations Manual ii. This is statutory deduction which has to be explained to the depositor at the time of making deposit and if customer computes his taxable income and seeks exemption from deduction of tax at source by the bank. such declaration has to be taken from the customer and the status in the system has to be changed appropriately for deduction of tax at source or otherwise. pay the balance amount of the proceeds of the FD to the depositor. iv. out of the proceeds of the FD. At the time of opening of the term deposit a/c and also at the beginning of the each financial year. the customer has to submit a declaration in duplicate. who are our voting members and as such entitled to non-deduction of tax at source.000/. For the Term Deposit accounts. 14. if the loan account is still alive on the date of foreclosure of the said FD.e. the principal and interest due up-to-date. Recover / Adjust the entire dues under the loan account i.in a Financial year or as may be revised by the Govt.
The Reserve Bank of India. A Corporation established by or under a Central Act which is. The Government. no income tax should be deducted from the interest being paid / credited to them: i. or ii. Persons or Organizations notified by the Central Government in the Official Gazette for this purpose. 15. exempt from income tax on its income. as the case may be and also TDS Yes / No to be modified suitably. 1961 v. Exemption to TDS provisions: The following depositors are exempted from the scope of TDS provisions and hence. under any law for the time being in force. otherwise the tax is deducted by the system “as per default setting”.Banking Operations Manual “TDS – YES” to “TDS – NO” This modification has to be done before applying interest provision for the half-year and year ending. ~~~ CHAPTER – 11 103 . Life Insurance Corporation of India viii. Unit Trust of India ix. or iv. Any Central or State Financial Corporation vii. or iii. Banking Companies including Cooperative Banks and Land Mortgage Banks vi. Any Company or Co-operative Society carrying on the business of insurance x. If it is noticed that the tax is deducted for any account (for which the customer has furnished 15 H form). such deduction should be reversed immediately on 30th September / 31st March. A Mutual Fund specified under Clause (23 D) of Section 10 of Income Tax Act.
Recent Passport size photograph/s of each depositor has to be enclosed with the Account opening Form. . 3. The prescribed Account Opening Form has to be filled up by giving all the required information / particulars. What is Reinvestment Deposit: a) There is A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE between Fixed Deposit (FD) and Reinvestment Deposit though both are classified as Term Deposits as they are invested for a specific period. The APCOB’s Reinvestment Deposit Scheme is called ‘Gruhalakshmi Deposit Scheme’. iii. Procedure for investment : a) Minimum Amount : Rs. In the names of more than one person as “Joint Account” or “Either or Survivor (E or S)” Account or “Anyone or Survivor (A or S)”Account. b) Under FD the periodical interest is calculated and paid on SIMPLE INTEREST Terms. In effect the interest is being automatically added to the principal amount on Quarterly rests and thus interest earns interest and the result is the yield of compound interest under Reinvestment Deposit. whereas under Reinvestment Deposit the interest portion is not paid separately but added to the Principal amount at Quarterly rests and thus give the benefit of interest being compounded. ii.1000/-. Specimen Signature should be duly affixed at appropriate place. A minimum amount that is acceptable as GLD is b) To Invest in Gruhalakshmi Deposit Scheme : i. individual passport size photograph of all the depositors are to be attached to the Account Opening Form]. The investment in GLD may be made: i. Types of Accounts: a. 2. 4. Period of Deposit: 104 .Banking Operations Manual REINVESTMENT DEPOSIT GRUHALAKSHMI SCHEME 1. [If the deposit is made in the names of more than one person. Minor represented by Guardian. iii. In the name of a single person ii.
8. c. Though the interest rate applicable for the period of investment is mentioned / recorded on the GLD Receipt. Due Date: a. GLD is Not Transferable or Negotiable: a. Nomination: a) Nomination facility as in the case of FD is available in favour of individuals only. New Names can be added or existing name[s] can be deleted in the GLD a/c already invested with the bank provided such written request is signed by all the original depositors. This MATURITY VALUE i. Normally the minimum period of investment in GLD will be 6 months and thereafter in multiples of quarters. c. 5. such deposits will have to be necessarily accepted for the period specified in the Court’s Order. Payment of Interest: a. Foreclosure: 105 . However there should be no change in amount originally invested and the period of investment. 7.e. 9. 6. the maximum period is not to exceed 120 months or 10 years. If there are specific directions from Courts for investment for periods beyond 120 months. GLD itself at the time of issuing the receipt.Banking Operations Manual a. Nominations may also be changed during the currency of the deposit. Interest will cease on the date of maturity. The interest accrued on the investment [principal amount of Deposit] will be automatically added to the Deposited amount at compounded rate and only the “Maturity Value” will be paid to the Depositor. The Due Date / Maturity date will be recorded on the GLD. b.e. b. the interest earned on the deposit will not be paid separately. b. the amount to be paid to the depositor on the Due Date will be recorded in the Term Deposit Receipt i. GLD receipts are not Transferable or Negotiable.
11. Premature withdrawal [foreclosure] of GLD at the specific request of depositor is permitted. 10.e.10. At present. In such case the rate of interest to be paid will be at 1% less than the eligible rate [as per interest rate schedule prevalent at the time when this deposit was invested] for the period which the said GLD [deposit] had remained with the Bank. This is statutory deduction which is to be deducted and remitted to the Government before 7th of succeeding month.in a Financial year or as may be revised by the Govt. 13. Tax Deduction at Source (TDS): Tax is to be deducted at source on the interest paid or accrued on a term deposit if it exceeds Rs. at the rate fixed by the Bank based on guidelines of RBI from time to time. Loan: e. 12. which is to be verified. Since there is no periodical payment of interest on such deposits the accrued interest on the particular GLD upto the date of sanctioning loan against the same is also reckoned for arriving the margin. f. Interest on Loan: a) Interest will be charged on the Loans on quarterly basis.Banking Operations Manual a. For completed quarters this interest rate will be compounded and for the remaining period of less than a quarter the same interest rate will be applied as simple interest. the interest is 2% higher than the rate allowed on the deposit. loan is sanctioned upto 85% of the Deposit. The account level accruals will have totally with the interest payable on GLD. b. g. Interest Provision: Interest accrued on the GLD is provided each half year by the system at the time of interest application. A margin of 15% is to be maintained i. Loans against the security GLD may be sanctioned. This is statutory deduction which has to be explained to the depositor at the time of making deposit and if customer computes his taxable income and seeks exemption from deduction of tax at source 106 .000/. of India from time to time for an individual depositor.
~~~ CHAPTER – 12 107 . which will exempt such accounts from deduction of Tax at Source. At the time of opening of the term deposit a/c and also at the beginning of the each financial year. for which the customers have furnished the 15 H form. the Branch Managers and Managers are hereby advised to cause immediate modification (as soon as 15 H form is received) in the accounts concerned immediately from the: “TDS – YES” to “TDS – NO” This modification has to be done before applying interest provision for the half-year and year ending. such declaration has to be taken from the customer and the status in the system has to be changed appropriately for deduction of tax at source or otherwise. in form 15 H. such deduction should be reversed immediately on 30th September / 31st March. If it is noticed that the tax is deducted for any account (for which the customer has furnished 15 H form). For the Term Deposit accounts. as the case may be and also TDS Yes / No to be modified suitably. otherwise the tax is deducted by the system “as per default setting”. the customer has to submit a declaration in duplicate. as per the existing rules which is to be submitted to the Income Tax department by 7th of the succeeding month.Banking Operations Manual by the bank.
Minor aged 14 years and above either singly or jointly with a major person else through guardian only. Who can open RD Accounts : RD Accounts may be opened by: a. What is Recurring Deposit (RD) : a. b) However the period of deposit and monthly instalments must be fixed at the time of opening the account itself. A person in his own name b.Banking Operations Manual RECURRING DEPOSITS 1. d. 4. By two or more persons in their joint names with operative clause as “E or S” / “A or S” / Jointly. Recurring Deposit (RD) is a facility for depositors to save monthly in small terms by paying a fixed sum of money every month for a pre determined period. Other points: a) Period of deposits should be in multiples of 12 months like 12. Remittance of Monthly Instalments: 108 .10/.50/. e. c. educational institutions and such other bodies. 3. up to a maximum period of 120 months. Neither the period nor the monthly instalment shall be varied or altered subsequently. d) Customer must use only the Bank’s Account Opening cum Specimen Signature Forms for opening RD Accounts.and in multiples of Rs. 36 etc. 2. associations. c) Minimum monthly instalment is Rs.thereafter. A depositor may have more than one RD Account in his name or in the joint names with another. f. provided they are registered and the Bank is satisfied that the account is opened for genuine saving purpose. 24. In the names of clubs. On behalf of a minor by a guardian.
The instalment for any calendar month must be remitted on or before the last working day of that month. If the monthly instalments are in arrears for more than three months Bank may issue a notice to the customer to remit the defaulted instalments and make the account up to date. Instalments can be remitted by cash or cheque.per month be charged in respect of deposits for 5 years and less and Rs. 5. the account may be closed by the Bank. If an equal number of advance instalments as the number of defaulted instalments are paid by a customer. b) Once the account opening form duly filled by the customer and signed by an officer is received by the Assistant with the remittance of first instalment amount. It may be even by transfer from Current Account or Savings Bank Account or out of interest on customer ’s FD with the same Branch. c.D. In case the monthly instalment of the RD Account is not paid during a month and is remitted only during the subsequent month or after further delay PENAL CHARGES at Rs. b. Penalty for Delayed Remittance: a. 2. Opening of RD Account: a) All customers must use only the Bank’s Account Opening Form cum Specimen Signature Card for making application to open RD Account. 1. penalty on the defaulted instalments need not be levied.per month for deposits over 5 years. 6. The Bank may also indicate in the same notice that if the account is not regularised within say 15 days from the date of receipt of notice.00 per Rs. 109 . d.Accounts till maturity date of deposit. This Account Number must be recorded on the Account Opening Form as well as Remittance Challan. The system would assign an Account Number in serial order.50 per Rs. 100/. However. 100/. normally the Bank is not closing such R. c.Banking Operations Manual a. the Customer Id and account must be opened. (This will be on the basis of standing instructions). b. The amount collected as Penal Charges must be credited to Miscellaneous income sub-head of P&L A/c. Instalments can also be remitted through another branch of the Bank.
d. Interest on RD Accounts is calculated on the basis of monthly products. Provision of Interest accrued should be made at the end of each half year. Maturity value payable to Account Holder will have to be recorded. Interest will be actually paid to the customer as amount included in the Maturity value. d) Date of Maturity or Due Date will be in the month next after the stipulated last instalment becoming payable.Banking Operations Manual c) The maturity value of the account and the due date (Maturity Date) for payment of maturity value must also be recorded in the pass book. if a RD Account is opened on 05th Aprill 2007 for a period of 12 months then the last instalment will be due on 05th March 2008 and Due Date or Maturity Date of the RD will be 05th April. c. at the time of Half Yearly / Annual closing of accounts. Customers have to be advised to get the entries in their RD Pass Book up to date at frequent intervals i. Name of the Account Holders.e. b. Interest Provision: a. In such case. 7. it may be noted on the Pass Book as “Duplicate”. 8. Duplicate Pass Book may be issued to customer on his written request after verifying that the original is not lodged with the Bank as a security for loan. 110 .g. e. The first remittance particulars must also be recorded and then the Pass Book must be issued to Account Holder against his acknowledgment. period for which the RD Account has been opened. At the time of opening a RD Account Pass Book with all the above details like Account Number. monthly instalment. Pass Book: a. b. at least once in every 3 months. c. Neither the Ledger Assistant nor the Cash Assistant can sign the RD Pass Book. Entries in the Pass Book must be authenticated only by an authorised Officer. Due date (Maturity Date).
i) Margin ii) iii) Rate of interest to be charged for the loan In the event of foreclosure of R. This will be on the monthly products at the applicable rate.D account when the loan against such R. 11. but the account has completed the full contracted period. ii) In the case of foreclosure. is alive 15% or as fixed by the bank based on instructions from RBI from time to time. Loans against RD: a.e. first the entire amount due under the Loan Account should be collected and then only the balance amount is to be paid to the Account Holder. without remitting all the monthly instalments).D. i) Demand promissory note for loan amount (ii) Loan request letter iv) Documents required 111 . 10. i) Interest @ 2% above the rate of interest allowed on that particular RD Account which is pledged. Discontinued Accounts: a) In case the Account Holder remits only few instalments (i.e. If the RD Account is closed before the Due date / Maturity date (i. Loan against RD Account balance may be sanctioned on the following terms and conditions.) 2% above the rate applicable to that RD. he does not remit all the agreed number of instalments). will be charged on the loan amount. c) Discontinued account will qualify for eligible interest only upto the Maturity Date and in case the Account Holder does not draw this amount on the Due date it will not qualify for interest for the period remaining undrawn after the Due Date. Foreclosure of RD Account: a.Banking Operations Manual 9. such account must be treated as “DISCONTINUED ACCOUNT” b) Discontinued account is repayable on the Maturity Date. (However to qualify to raise loan against RD the Account Holder should have remitted at least six instalments. then interest at 1% less than the rate applicable for the Term Deposit for the period the deposit has run shall be calculated.
Pass Book. while it is live and running.Banking Operations Manual (iii) Lodgment letter for lodging the RD with the Pass Book duly discharged over the revenue stamp of appropriate value at the space provided in the last page of the R. ~~~ CHAPTER – 13 112 .D. 12. Nomination can be made at any point of time during the currency of the RD Account i. TDS: TDS is not applicable on RD A/c and as such as per present rules TDS need not be deducted for these accounts. Nomination: a) Nomination can be accepted in favour of INDIVIDUAL ONLY. [Please see Chapter 3 for Nomination rules] 13.e.
Interest Dividend warrants issued by reputed Companies. 2. i. This facility can be extended to select customers only who are maintaining good operative account with good standing. DEMAND DRAFTS AND OUTSTATION CHEQUES – PURCHASE / INSTANT CREDIT 1. AGs Office. General: a. The customer to whom this facility is extended should be in a position to make good the amount in short notice in case the purchased instrument is returned unpaid by the Drawer bank. PF. UTI. It should not have paid the value under suspicion of forgery of the Cheque. PPO. 2.. b. 113 . ii. d. APSEB & Public Sector Undertakings. The purchase of the Negotiable instrument is restricted to DDs issued by reputed Banks. The bank should not have notice of any previous dishonor of the Cheque or any defect in the title of the customer.00 lakhs without specific instructions from Head Office. e. LIC. Safe guards to be observed: a. Since no other collateral security is available and this facility is a clean accommodation.Banking Operations Manual LOCAL CHEQUES. This facility is sparingly used. c. Universities. The bank will have to establish the following in order to get a good title as “Holder for value”. iii. This is a facility provided to the customers who desire to encash the local Demand Drafts / cheques drawn in their favour immediately without waiting till the proceeds of said instruments could be realized by the bank in the normal course. cheques issued by State / Central Govt. PAO. Personal cheques of individuals shall not be discounted under any circumstances where the value exceeds Rs. It should not have given value for the Cheque in good faith. f.
vi. Procedure: a. amount in words and figures. c. ix. The Branch Manager should Authorize the same. (He must mention whether he wants instant credit of full value or part value of the cheque lodged by him. The cheques should be drawn in favour of the customer who wants the same to be purchased. e. The cheques should be crossed by the constituent before tendering to the Branch. vii. Post-dated or Outstation cheques should not be discounted. Cheque should prima facie be in order in all respects viz. Books: iv. If the purchased/discounted cheque is returned unpaid for want of funds or due to stoppage of payment by the drawer (i.Banking Operations Manual v. a. The Bank should collect a request letter from the customer for purchasing the cheque / DD drawn in his favour which he lodges for realization and credit to his account with the branch. mentioning clearly his account number. The Cheque should not have been crossed “Not Negotiable”. d. Prepare necessary vouchers for purchasing the said cheques. Make necessary adjustment entries upon realization of the cheque amount.e.) b. viii. 114 . Pass the necessary “purchase” entries and send the cheque to HO / next immediate Clearing House for collection of proceeds. The cheques must be drawn on well-known and sound banks. other than technical reason) the customer for whom the said cheque has been purchased should not be extended the same facility again. alteration if any duly authenticated by the drawer etc. x. 4. The Branch should maintain ‘Bills Purchased Register’ for the instruments purchased. date. 3.
h. Proper follow up has to be ensured so that the fate of the cheque discounted is known within the stipulated time. if the proceeds of the discounted cheque is intended for being invested in Term Deposit. no discounting charges need to be levied (while issuing FD Receipt. However.Banking Operations Manual The applicable cheque discounting charges and the service tax thereon has to be collected from the customer at the time of purchase of the instrument.) g. The bank has fixed ceilings in amount of the DD / Cheque permitted for discounting by the branches based on their deposit position subject to a maximum of Rs. f. ~~~ 115 .00 lakhs per instrument per day. “FDR subject to Realisation of Cheque” is to be stated on the receipt. 2. The same may be followed apart from the other precautions stipulated in this regard.
While receiving the stock if any irregularity in the numbers or number of books etc.. Each evening i. Despite the growth of new modes of transfer of funds like “Electronic funds Transfer” etc. c. is noticed the same should be immediately informed to HO in writing with particulars. after close of business for the day the number of DDs/Pos issued on that day should be verified with the “DD Issued Register” & “ Payorder Issued Register” to ensure that the balance of DD leaves & PO leaves are intact in the books. which are currently in use must be kept safely locked overnight. Each morning before starting the sale of DDs & POs the Officer must check the commencing numbers of DD & PO with reference to the last leaf issued the previous day.Banking Operations Manual CHAPTER – 14 DEMAND DRAFTS & PAY ORDERS 1. 116 . the sale of Demand Drafts in banks has not reduced in volume. Sale of Drafts constitutes an important function of the Bank. b. drawn by one office of a Bank upon another office of the same Bank for a specified sum of money payable to order on demand and the ‘Pay Order’ is like a Banker’s Cheque payable locally.. Custody: a. c. The Demand Draft (DD)/Pay Order( PO) are the instruments issued/sold to the customers by a bank on request. A Demand draft is an order to pay money. 2. d. b. General: a. Even the Draft book and Pay order book. The stock of Demand Draft books and Pay order Books supplied by HO must be first recorded in the Branch “Stock Stationery Register” and then kept under lock & key under the effective custody of the Officer. e.e.
under State Drafts Scheme all the terms & conditions and instructions issued from time to time may be followed. In case this amount has not been included in the cheque 117 . Commission as per the rates fixed by the Bank from time to time and service tax will have to be collected along with the DD amount. enclose a cheque on his account with the Branch to the DD application form. 4. c. Similarly for issue of DDs/Honouring DDs/ reconciliation of accounts/ remittance of funds etc. b. The SCBs & DCCBs are operating this DD business through AIMAS & SDS. For issue of DDs/honouring of DDs/maintenance of relevant Books. amount for which the DD is required and in favour of whom. AIMAS Manual may be referred to. All India Mutual Arrangement Scheme (AIMAS) and State Drafts Scheme (SDS): a.Banking Operations Manual 3. d. c. Non-members of AiMAs have their own arrangements with select centres in India on which place their customers and other local population want DDs. Cashier who received the remittance for DD should check up whether the correct commission and Service Tax is provided in the DD application form. The purchaser of DD or PO will have to fill up the relevant application form in whih he has to furnish his name & full address in addition to other particulars:. instead of remitting the DD amount. Sale (issue) of DDs & POs: a. b.place on which the DD is required. d. In such case it has to be verified whether the amount of the cheque is inclusive of DD issue Commission and Service Tax also. Customer may. Accounting procedure etc.
Banking Operations Manual Amount. Branches may receive for payment either the original DD or duplicates. Unclaimed DDs: a. c. A Bank draft is valid for a period of six months from the date of issue after which it becomes stale. only then the commission need not be collected. All other procedures for issuing a swell as honouring DDs have been explained in detail in AIMAS Manual. numbers of DDs. That the relative advice from the issuing branch for the issue of duplicate draft for its revalidation has been received. That the draft is duly revalidated by the issuing branch. If any concession is allowed by the Bank on the commission (as per instructions or discretion given through Circular instructions). as unclaimed DDs. 7. b. then a separate letter from the customer authorizing the bank to debit the charges to his account. Procedure: a. must be obtained. amount of DDs etc. 5. ii. but transferred to HO. the Officer in charge should ensure: i. Before preparing a draft the concerned staff member should ensure that the amount for the DD along with commission and service tax is received and the relative voucher is passed by authorized officer. b. whose amounts are not outstanding in their books. Before paying such Drafts. Amounts of DDs which are unclaimed and outstanding for more than six months in the books of the Branch should be transferred to HO for credit of “HO Account Unclaimed DDs” furnishing in the advice full particulars such as the date of draft. 118 . 6. Payment of unclaimed DDs: a. Payee’s name.
there should not be any scope for unauthorized insertions i. similarly there should be no gap between the amount in words and the word ‘only’. Appropriate crossing has to be made on the instrument. 50. There should not be any alterations as far as possible and every alteration has to be attested in full by each of the drawing signatories. While indicating the amount in figures and words on the instrument. While paying such DDs whose credits have been transferred to HO. ii. iv. iii.Banking Operations Manual b.and above per day to single party have to be issued only through debit from the account and not by accepting cash. i. Cellophane tape should be pasted on the amount in figures and words. 8. The Bank can cancel such DDs after establishing the identity of the purchaser to the satisfaction of the Bank and charging the fee prescribed for the same. as well as on the name of the payee. Cancellation of DDs: The purchaser of the Demand Draft can request the Bank in writing along with his signature as in the DD application form for cancellation of a particular instrument.e. 9. DD’s for an amount of Rs. the drawee branch should: DEBIT CREDIT Debit Credit : : : : “HO Account Unclaimed DDs” “DDs Payable Account” and then “DDs payable account” & “Payee’s account”.000/. There should not be any discrepancy or ambiguity in the amount in figures and words. Stop payment instructions are not accepted from the purchaser for the DDs already issued. Safeguards to be followed while issuing DDs/Bankers Cheques: 119 . no gaps should be left between the last words or figures as also between the last figure and the notation (/-). In such case he must enclose the said DD to his request letter.
Arrangement with notified Bank. Specimen signatures of the authorized officials up-to-date should be on record with APCOB. Full address and identity of the applicant of the Demand Draft shall be ensured while issuing DDs. Appropriate punching shall also be made in case of Demand Drafts. The specific instructions issued based on the guidelines of the Bank with which arrangements are made are also to be scrupulously followed. the Joint authorized signatories should be invariably mention each of their allotted code on the cheque / DD after signature (preferably by stamp). it should be ensured that there is a reverse carbon on the back of the instrument so that the impression falls on the reverse side of the instrument.5000/. Immediate advice should be issued in case of all instruments and in case the amount of the instrument is above Rs.it should be intimated by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.Banking Operations Manual A rubber stamp should be affixed on the face of the instrument with “Not over Rs. The safeguards to be followed are the same as enumerated for DDs. failing which the instruments will be returned. The Bank has entered into an agreement with ICICI Bank for issue of Cheque on outstation centers payable at par. While preparing the instrument. Fortnightly reconciliation of the accounts with APCOB Head Office on which the cheques or Demand Drafts are issued shall be made regularly.___________” in both figures and words. 120 . 10. Further.
date.Banking Operations Manual 11. and it is to be ensured that the signatures on the letter and application at the time of purchase of DD are one and the same. address of the applicant etc. the drawee bank’s branch has to be addressed to (a) confirm whether the subject DD is paid at their end (b) if not paid. a request for issuance of a duplicate demand draft in lieu of DD reportedly lost.. Basing on above letter. favouring. Procedure for issue of duplicate Draft: i) Letter from the purchaser of the DD be obtained containing the details like DD number. amount. copy of letter written by the Branch to the drawee bank. original indemnity bond are to be tagged together and kept in separate file and this file should form part of charge list upon transfer of Branch Managers.e. letter from the purchaser. to note caution of reporting that the original DD is lost in their records. the Branch / Bank has to obtain an indemnity bond on the non-judicial stamp paper (value of stamp paper depends upon the value of the DD) duly executed by the purchaser of the original DD. drawn on which Bank and Branch. letter received from the drawee bank. The secured correspondence in the matter i. On getting written confirmation only from the drawee branch. ii) iii) iv) 121 . and (c) to obtain confirmation in writing from the drawee bank that the subject DD is not honoured at their level and noted the relative caution.
_________ dated _______”. ~~~ CHAPTER – 15 122 . On the duplicate DD it is to be mentioned that “Duplicate DD issued in lieu of original DD No. For DD issued under AIMAS scheme.Banking Operations Manual v) On completion of all the above formalities. a duplicate DD can be issued duly collecting the charges for issue of duplicate DD. the procedure laid down in the AIMAS Manual of NAFSCOB be followed.
b. Trusts. ii. Societies / Clubs / Associations v. their Bye laws / rules/ Memorandum and Articles of Association / Certificate of Incorporation / Board Resolution. That is why Safe Deposit Locker facility is provided only in those branches where a “Safe Vault” or a strong room is available to ensure safety and security to the Lockers. 2.singly or jointly including NRIs. In the case of Partnership Firm. Clubs. Lockers should not be rented to MINORS. Proprietary / partnership concerns vi.Banking Operations Manual SAFE DEPOSIT LOCKERS 1. The usual precautions / formalities observed in the opening of Deposit Accounts for the above listed categories / types of constituents should be strictly observed in hiring out Lockers. Limited companies vii. In the case of individuals having the Locker in the joint names like “E or S” / “A or S”. Individuals . However. illiterate customers & staff members. HUF. specify the person / persons who are authorised to operate the Lockers. The Bank is not required to know what is kept inside a Locker but is charged with the responsibility to exercise reasonable precautions against the loss of the contents of a Locker. HUF concerns iv. Societies. should in clear terms. d. General: a. c. The relationship between the Bank and Locker hiring customer is basically that of the BAILOR & the BAILEE and incidentally it is also that of a “LESSOR” & “LESSEE”. b. Trusts (with the prior approval of the HO) iii. Renting the Lockers: a. f. Lockers can be rented to: i. 123 . as the case may be. Lockers should be rented or hired to Savings and Current Account holders only who are properly introduced to the branch. Association etc. Government Departments / Courts c. any one of them can have access to the Locker. e. Safe Deposit Locker facility is one of the ancillary services offered by the Banks.
3. by the Manager that all the terms & conditions have been read to the hirer in a manner in which he could understand. b. (i. the Locker must be operated jointly by two authorised officials. Normally in the case of Societies / Clubs / Associations etc.e. The following procedure should be adopted when a Safe Locker is rented to an illiterate customer.Banking Operations Manual g. Renting of Lockers to illiterate customers involves potential risk and hence should be strictly in exceptional cases only and where the Branch Manager is satisfied about the genuineness of the need and bonafides of the customer. 4. i) The hirer should be properly introduced to the Bank / Branch. it should be operated by at least two partners jointly. Illiterates & Lockers: a. b. should be attached to the Locker Agreement form and to the Specimen Signature Card. Staff Members & Lockers: a. 124 . ii) His/her left-hand thumb impression should be affixed on the Bank documents in the presence of the Manager. A declaration should be obtained from the staff member who want to hire a Locker from the branch that he is not maintaining another Locker in any other branch of the bank either in his name or jointly with another family member availing “Staff concessional rent” facility “Staff concession rent” should be restricted to one Locker only. No member of the staff shall be permitted to hire a Locker jointly with a constituent of the bank or any other third party. v) A copy of recent passport size photograph of the hirer. iv) It should be recorded in the “Locker Agreement Form”. other than his family members). vi) Whenever he operates the Locker his LTI should be obtained on “Locker Access Register”. In the case of partnership firm. duly authenticated by the Manager. iii) The Manager should at least get the Left Hand Thumb Impression (LTI) of the hirer both in the Locker Agreement / Memorandum of Hiring as well as Specimen Signature Card.
ii) Occupation and Business address. f.Banking Operations Manual 5. The Manager should first. in Bank’s form. Then each key must be kept in a small cover and sealed noting on it the Locker number & key number. The key of the Locker should be tested i. As and when a Locker is rented out then the sealed packet relating to that Locker should be taken out and the seal removed in the presence of the hirer and the key has to be tested to check whether it opens & locks the particular Locker. These sealed covers (keys) should be kept in a box arranged in the order of Locker number and this box should be kept in a vacant Locker or inside cash safe. 125 . furnishing complete particulars like: i) Name and full address of the applicant with phone number. The desiring customer should submit an application. to check whether it opens and locks the assigned Locker smoothly. before handing over to the hirer. j. prior to renting out the Lockers to customers. h. b. iii) Whether to be operated singly or as “E or S” or “A or S” or jointly should be clearly mentioned. While doing so the officer should explain to the hirer how the Locker could be opened only with both the keys (the key of the respective Locker & the Master key) and how it could not be opened by solely by the Locker key or by the Master key. Terms for Hiring Lockers: a.e. check whether all the keys open & lock the respective Locker smoothly. Each Locker hirer will have to sign the stamped “Locker Agreement Form” and “Memorandum of Hiring” wherein the terms and conditions under which the Locker is rented to him are detailed. The names and specimen signatures of other Joint Holders should be furnished. g. Lockers are given on hire (rent) for a period of one year. When the Locker Units are installed by the supplier the keys of the individual Locker units and the Master key (to be used by the Bank) will be handed over to the Branch Manager by the company. i. Specimen Signature Cards and “Stamped Locker Agreement Form” / “Memorandum of Hiring” should be kept under lock and key under the custody of the Officer-in-Charge of Lockers. d. e. c.
If the rent is paid after 7th April penalty at the rates fixed by the Bank should also be collected. 7. e. Also special instructions should be recorded on the specimen signature cards. and such instructions should be got signed by all the persons. To ensure that Locker rents for all Lockers are collected without delay or default. When a locker is allotted to more than one person. However one or more names from a Joint Locker Account should not be deleted. It is desirable to advise the customer. clear instructions regarding operation and surrender of the locker must be taken at the very beginning to avoid future complications. Addition & Deletion of Names: a. If such deletion is insisted by the hirers. Such FD must be made for 2/3 years with an irrevocable letter to transfer the interest accrued towards Locker rent every year and to renew the deposit periodically as long as the Locker facility is required. 6. then they have to be advised to surrender the existing Locker and a fresh Locker should be allotted to them following all the regular formalities. Proper follow up action should be taken to collect the annual rent before 7th April every year. in the event of death of one of the parties. It may be the first week of April every year. c. These rent rates will be fixed and revised from time to time by the HO. In which case the Branch should send “Rent due notices” and collect the rent. at the time of hiring the Locker. b. 126 . access may be given to the survivors without reference to the legal heirs of the deceased. it is desirable to fix a date to collect the annual rent in advance for the whole year. d. to place a specific amount in FD the annual interest of which will be equivalent to the yearly rent payable by the hirer. d. b. either by debit to the customer’s ccounts or by Cheque or cash. Rent for each type of Locker (as per size of the Locker) will vary. Additions of new names to the hired Locker can be made only when all existing hirers agree in writing to such proposal. c. It should be ascertained whether the locker will be operated by anyone or more or all persons and whether. Locker Rent: a. Nomination facility is also available.Banking Operations Manual k.
b. no indication should be given to him about his unlocked Locker. Operation of Lockers: a. c. While calling him. the officer in charge of the Lockers should enter the Locker room and check whether the hirer had properly locked his Locker and he had not by mistake / oversight left any of his articles outside the Locker. 8. 9. If the Locker customer already has FD with the Branch the same could be earmarked by the customer in writing as above. b. Access to the Lockers should be permitted to hirers only after they sign the “Locker Access Register” and gives the correct key number. Locker left open by the Hirer: a. The branch must introduce and maintain “Locker Access Register ” with column: Signature of hirer operating Time of entry in Locker Room Time of Checking out Signature of Officer Locker No. Only when he comes to the branch he must be informed of the position and asked to check the contents of his Locker. The Bank officer should immediately contact the hirer and request him to come to the bank / branch immediately with the Locker key. following precautionary measures may be adopted to safe guard the contents in the interest of the hirer. Even though the Bank has no knowledge of and takes no cognizance of the contents of the Lockers. d. When a Locker customer completes his Locker operation and checks out. At times the hirer may go out of Vault / Locker Room with out properly locking his Locker. A declaration should be obtained from him to the effect that the contents of the Locker are verified and found correct.Banking Operations Manual f. Only after such a check another Locker customer should be permitted to enter the Locker room to operate his Locker. 127 .
the officer in charge of Lockers (CUSTODIAN) should first check that no one is still inside the Locker room (vault) and then should check with reference to the “Locker Access Register” all the Lockers which were operated during that day to ensure that they have been properly locked by the hirers and no article / valuables are left behind by the Locker hirers in the strong / Locker room. then after following the above procedure the contents may be kept in the same Locker and may be locked with the help of the key left behind by the hirer.Banking Operations Manual c. The key should not be left with the officer in charge of Locker who is holding the Master key. cashier and 2/3 customers and the articles should be kept in a vacant Locker or in the safe in sealed cover / bag. he must be asked to check the contents in the sealed cover / bag and certify in writing that the contents are intact. d. When the hirer subsequently comes to the Bank he should be asked to check the contents of his Locker and certify in writing that the contents are intact. When the hirer subsequently comes to the Bank. Such valuable articles found inside the Vault or “Safe Deposit Locker Room” must be kept under proper Safe Custody as per the following guidelines. is not immediately available then the contents may be listed in the presence of the Manager. The Locker key must then be left under the joint custody of the Manager & Accountant or Manager & Cashier. e. another officer. before closing the vault doors. may leave certain valuable articles in the Locker room. b. In case the Locker key has been left behind by the hirer in the Locker itself which he has not properly locked. 128 . at the end of each working day. Valuables / Articles found in Locker Room: a. In case the hirer who has left his Locker unlocked and has also taken the Locker key with him. In addition to the above precautions. Sometimes the Locker customer (hirer) by mistake or in a hurry. 10.
g. Utmost secrecy should be maintained to ensure that the information does not leak out to any one else. The Manager will have to. This letter must be prepared in “triplicate”. Efforts should be taken. inform the appropriate officer at HO. Description of Valuables with Shop / Maker’s name and address. The Manager. This should be possible if the person gives the correct description of each article he had misplaced in the Locker Room with the shop / maker from whom he had purchased them (if he is able to produce the purchase bill it will serve the purpose of identification of the article). second copy will be kept in a separate file maintained for this purpose titled as “Valuables / Documents found inside Locker room” and the third copy to be sent to the appropriate officer at HO [e.Banking Operations Manual i) A Register with title “Valuable Articles Found In The Locker Room” should be maintained by the Branch with the following columns.) ]. their full description and number of items found. through discreet enquiries of all those Locker customers who operated their Lockers on that particular day. In case any claim is received or a reference to this loss is made by any of the Locker customers. Excepting the Manager.GM/DGM (Admin / Dev. through a confidential letter in the Branch Letter Head. if available Signatures of Manager & Officer-in-charge of Lockers Date ii) iii) iv) v) vi) The valuable articles found inside the Locker room should be kept in a cover. the Manager will have to satisfy himself beyond any doubt that the person claiming is the genuine person. in all such cases. officer in charge of the Locker and the cashier (if he is also included) no other staff in the Branch should be allowed to know the details and description of the valuables found in the Locker room. 129 . giving full particulars of date & time of finding the valuables inside the Locker room. first copy of which will be retained with the sealed cover. to trace the true owner of the valuable articles found inside the Locker room. which should be properly sealed with the date of finding the article noted on this cover. office in charge of Lockers and the cashier all will have to affix their full signatures on this cover.
should be sent under “Registered Post with Acknowledgement due”. Shifting of Locker Units: a. ix) At the time of releasing the articles to the hirer all necessary details should be recorded in the Register maintained for this purpose with the following columns. Name & address of the claimant 1 Date of releasing the articles to the claimant 5 Description of articles found & now restored to the Locker hirer 2 Signature of the claimant Indemnity Bond dated HO order dated 3 Compliance report sent to HO on 7 4 Initials of officers (Manager & Custodian) 8 6 11. At the time of shifting the Branch / the Locker units from one premises to another. d.Banking Operations Manual vii) After identifying the genuine person (Locker hirer) the Manager will get the permission from the appropriate officer of HO to release the articles against indemnity bond (on stamp paper of appropriate value). the Locker units with the contents should be shifted with utmost care and in the presence of the CUSTODIAN or a responsible bank staff. In the case of Joint Hirers such notice should be sent to all of them individually. at least 30 days in advance prior to the proposed date of shifting the Locker units. 130 . b. All undelivered / returned covers (containing the above notice) should be kept unopened and preserved till such time the hirer visits the new premises to operate his Locker. viii) An acknowledgement should be obtained from the hirer. a notice to the hirers of all the Lockers to temporarily vacate their Lockers. In case few hirers fail to turn up within the prescribed time. c. in writing giving full descriptions of the articles received back by him.
” Locker Rent should be collected. c.107 of the Indian Evidence Act.108 of the Indian Evidence Act.108 of the Indian Evidence Act. presumption of death can be raised only after a lapse of seven years from the date of his/her being reported missing. if not already collected. Only after changing the lock of the surrendered Locker the same could be hired out to another customer.Banking Operations Manual 12. When a Locker is surrendered by the hirer.107 & 108 of the Indian Evidence Act before a competent Court. On the death of one of the two Joint Hirers. 13. the nominee of a missing depositor has to raise an express presumption of death of the subscriber under Section. 1872 deals with presumption of continuance of life. The lock of the surrendered Locker must be inter-changed with that of a vacant Locker. the nominee will be entitled for settlement of outstanding amount or the safe custody article of the missing subscriber. As per secion. then all the hirers should sign the Locker Agreement Form and also the letter informing the bank about their surrendering the Locker. then. section. Death of a Locker Hirer: a. the Locker key should be collected from him. No refund of rent should be made for the unexpired period of the contract. the burden of proving the existence of the person will be shifted to the person who affirms it. d.108 deals with presumption of death. As such. He has to sign in appropriate place in “Memorandum of Hiring” / “Locker Agreement Forms. the survivor alone is entitled to have access to the Locker. If the Locker is in joint names. till date of surrender of Locker. e. In case no vacant Locker is available in the branch then a spare lock should be procured from the company which supplied the Locker units and the same should be fitted in the surrendered Locker retaining the lock of that Locker as a spare one. Surrendering of Locker: a. If the court presumes that the person is dead. in an “E or S” account. 14. when the question is whether a man is alive or dead and it is proved that he/she has not been heard of for seven years by those who would naturally have heard of him/her if he/she were alive. ii. Dealing with cases of missing person: i. Again as per the provisions of Section. While Section. 131 . b.
b. However. the hirer should be made to sign the Locker Access Register as usual. Access should not be allowed to the hirer of a Locker on which a valid prohibitory order from a competent authority or a Court appointing a Receiver in respect of the Locker is received. On failure to pay the rents in advance (deposit notice & reminders) or to deliver possession of the Locker with key. All rents to the Lockers are strictly payable for one year in advance. However access may be allowed to known heirs of the deceased or persons authorised by the Court for making an inventory of the contents in the presence of their solicitors or lawyers. Only individual could be the nominee. Nomination: a. Breaking open of a Locker is an extreme step. Branch may permit nominations only in respect of the Safe Deposit Lockers hired by persons in their individual capacity and not in any other representative capacity. c. 132 . In the case of Joint Hirers. It should not be resorted to without exhausting all available remedies. i. Separate nomination should be obtained in respect of each Locker account. the access of the Locker should be allowed. branch may accept more than one nominee. c. b. b. till the claim is settled no one should have access to the Locker of the deceased.e. the Branch will be at liberty to break open the Locker.Banking Operations Manual b. 16. In the event of the competent authority bringing an order for making an inventory of the content of the Locker and accompanied by the hirer. Breaking open of Locker: a. In the case of sole hirer. However at any time the total number of nominees should not exceed the total number of Joint Hirers. Prior permission should be obtained from HO for breaking open a Locker. 17. the legal heir(s) of the deceased should be advised to submit a “CLAIM” and unless & until the claim is sanctioned by the HO. However at any time the total number of nominees must not exceed the total number of Joint Hirers. 15. Prohibitory Orders: a. the contents of that Locker should not be parted with.
A Senior Officer from HO / Legal Counsel iii. i. After breaking open the Locker due notice are to be sent to the concerned hirer in the following manner. a specimen of such notices as follows is given in the Annexures. then issue a final letter giving notice that the Bank would break open the Locker. iii) Even after the reminders the hirer does not pay up the rent. Locker found empty (Refer Annexure – 3 to this Chapter) ii. After expiry of this 3 months period. if the rent is not paid within 10 days from the date of notice. A report / inventory should be prepared and signed by all the persons in whose presence the Locker was broken open. The Locker should be broken open in the presence of: i. c. After auction of contents (Refer Annexure – 5 to this Chapter) k. at least Three Reminders should be sent at an interval of 10 days. e. and . without further intimation to him. A specimen of the report / inventory is given in the Annexure – 6 to this Chapter. Manager of the Branch. if any. For breaking open the Locker following procedure should be followed: i) Notice demanding the rent should be sent to the hirer calling upon him to pay up the rent immediately. i.whether the hirer is available at this address. found in the Locker should be placed inside a vacant Locker or Iron Safe with double lock which should be under the joint custody of the Manager & another Officer / Cashier of the Branch. j. If all the above efforts to collect the Locker rent fail then the Bank may wait for a further period of 3 months. . iv) If there is no response for the Register letter the Branch should depute a responsible staff member to ascertain the following information of the hirer. The contents. At least two respectable customers. . what do the enquiries at the address reveal. 133 .if not. g. f.Banking Operations Manual d. ii) If the rent is still unpaid. The fact should be recorded in a separate Register called “Register of Lockers Broken Open” which will be authenticated by both the custodians. h. If the rent is not paid within the notice period. under certificate of posting. This letter should be sent by Register Post with Acknowledgement due. ii.latest address of the hirer. another registered letter may be issued informing him that the Locker hired by him will be broken open. Locker found with articles (Refer Annexure – 4 to this Chapter) iii. then the Bank will have to break open the Locker.
...... Bank Ltd.. day of . Witness (i) Witness (ii) This report should be prepared in Duplicate..... & Shri......…… Branch.. 134 ....... Master Key: a) If the Master key is lost. There were no contents / an inventory of contents / An inventory of contents found in the Locker is given below: i... The report should be copied in “Register of Lockers Broken Open............. .............. Customer of the Bank.......... ..... Care of Locker Keys: a) On no account.............. b) During officer hours. iii..... relating to hirer Shri/Smt. a copy of which should be sent to HO and the second copy should be kept in the Branch inside the safe under double lock. in the presence of Manager..... c) The Master key should be kept in the cash safe under double lock except during office hours.. The specimen of the “Report of the Locker broken open” is as follows: Locker number . ii. Shri……………………… Senior Officer from H.was broken open this. even for a temporary period........Banking Operations Manual 18. the Manager / Officer in charge of Locker should hold the Master key and he should not part with it......... and Shri......... 20 .....……………………………....... a................... (Signature of HO Officer) c.. should the Manager or Officer in charge of Lockers receive the key of a rented Locker from the customer / hirer.. Report of Locker Broken Open: a... It should never be carried out of officer premises. the locks of all the individual Lockers in the branch operated by that master key will have to be changed at the cost of the Bank.................... (Signature of the Branch Manager) b......” 19...... 20...O......................
Locker Rent Collection Register. Rent Over Due Lockers Register.No. Locker No. (Specimen IV) e.Banking Operations Manual 21. Locker No. (Specimen III) d.No. (Specimen II) c. Key No. Register of Lockers Broken Open. Register of Locker Hirers S. Register of Rent Over Due Lockers S. Name of the Hirer Rent for the year Due on Date of last operation of the Locker Details of Notice sent including Register Notice 135 . Operation by Nominee (Singly / “E or S” / “A or S” etc) Specimen II. Locker Rent Collection Register S. (Specimen I) b. Date Name & Address of the Hirer Locker No. (Specimen V) Specimen I.No. Name of the Hirer Rent due on Rent for the year Due date Collected on Specimen III. Register of Locker Hirers (customers). Key Register. Books to be maintained: a.
Banking Operations Manual Specimen IV.No. (Write in ascending order of Lockers in the Branch Size/ Type Key No. Locker Key Register S. Register of Lockers Broken Open Date & Time of Breaking Open Date of intimation of Loss of Key Is the Break Open due to Rent default Names of Address of independent witness in whose presence Locker was broken open Locker No. Date of Hiring the Locker Date of handling over the key to Hirer ~~~ 136 . Locker No. Name of Hirer Signatures Specimen V.
Banking Operations Manual CHAPTER – 16 Bank’s Policy of settlement of claims of Deceased Depositors in various types of accounts/facilities 1. Single Account with or without nomination : Savings Account/Current account With Nomination : The balance outstanding at the time of death of the account holder will be paid to the nominee after verification of his/her identity and proof of death of the account holder. Without Nomination: The balance outstanding will be paid to the legal heirs (or any one of them as mandated by all the legal heirs) after verification of proof of the legal heirship and proof of death of the account holder. 137 . Without Nomination : The balance outstanding will be paid to the legal heirs (or any one of them as mandated by all the legal heirs) after verification of proof of the legal heirship and proof of death of the account holder on maturity of deposit. Premature termination of Term deposit account With Nomination : The nominee will have the option to seek premature termination of term deposit account as per terms of contract after verification of his identity and proof of death of depositor. Term Deposit Account With Nomination : The balance outstanding will be paid to the nominee after verification of his/her identity and proof of death of depositor on maturity deposit.
Without Nomination : With Nomination: a) In the event of death of any of the joint account holders.Banking Operations Manual Without Nomination : Premature termination will be permitted on joint request by all legal heirs (or any of them as mandated by all the legal heirs) as per the terms of the contract after verification of proof of the legal heirship and proof of death of depositor. b) In the event of death of both/all joint account holders. 138 . b) In the event of death of both/all joint account holders. Joint account with or without nomination and without survivorship mandate (operated jointly) Savings account/Current account - a) In the event of death of one of the joint account holders. the balance outstanding will be paid jointly to survivor(s) and the legal heirs of the deceased joint account holder(s) (or any one of them as mandated by all the legal heirs) on verification of proof of the legal heirship and proof of the death of the account holder. the balance outstanding at the time of death of the account holders/(s) will be paid to the nominee on verification of his/her identity and proof of death of account holder(s). the balance outstanding will be paid jointly to the legal heirs of the deceased account holder (or any one of them as mandated by all the legal heirs) and surviving account holder(s) against their joint claim on on proof of legal heirship and proof of death of account holders. the balance outstanding will be paid to the legal heir(s) of all the account holders (or any one of them as mandated by all the legal heirs) on verification of the legal heirship and proof of death of the account holders. 2.
b) In the event of death of both/all joint account holders. 139 . premature termination will be permitted against joint request of the survivor(s) and the legal heir(s) of the deceased depositor (or any one of them as mandated by all legal heirs) as per the terms of contract on verification of proof of the legal heirship and proof of death of the depositor.Banking Operations Manual Term Deposit Account With Nomination: a) In the event of death of one of the joint depositors. b) In the event of death of both/all joint depositors. the balance outstanding at the time of death of the depositors(s) will be paid to the nominee on verification of his identity and proof of death of depositor on maturity of the deposit. the balance outstanding will be paid jointly to the survivor(s) and the legal heirs of the deceased depositor (or any one of them as mandated by all the legal heirs) on verification of proof of the legal heirship and proof of death of depositor on maturity of the deposit. b) In the event of death of both/all the joint depositors. Without Nomination: a) In the event of death of one of the joint depositors. the balance outstanding will be paid jointly to survivor(s) and the legal heirs of the deceased joint depositor(s) (or any one of them as mandated by all the legal heirs) on verification of proof of the legal heirship and proof of the death of the account holder. the balance outstanding will be paid to the legal heirs (or any one of them as mandated by all legal heirs) on verification of proof of the legal heirship and proof of death of depositors on the maturity of the deposit. Premature termination of Term deposit account With Nomination: a) In the event of death of one of the joint depositors. the nominee will have right to seek premature termination of term deposit account as per the terms of contract on verification of his identity and proof of the death of the depositors.
b) In the event of death of both/all the joint account holders the balance outstanding will be paid jointly to the legal heirs (or any one of them as mandated by all the legal heirs) on verification of proof of legal heirship and proof of death of depositors. 3. the balance outstanding will be paid jointly to survivor(s) on verification of proof of death of the depositor. Joint Account with mandate “Either or Survivor”/”Anyone or survivors” – with or without nomination : Savings Account/Current Account With Nomination : a) In the event of death of one of the joint account holders. the balance outstanding will be paid to survivor(s) on verification of proof of death of the depositor. premature termination will be permitted against joint request by all legal heirs of the deceased depositors (or any one of them as mandated by all legal heirs) as per the terms of contract on verification of proof of legal heirship and proof of death of depositors. 140 .Banking Operations Manual Without Nomination : a) In the event of death of one of the joint depositors. Without Nomination : a) In the event of death of one of the joint account holders. b) In the event of death of both/all the joint account holders the balance outstanding will be paid to the nominee on verification of his identity and proof of death of depositors. premature termination will be permitted against joint request of the survivor(s) and the legal heir(s) of the deceased depositor (or any one of them as mandated by all legal heirs) as per the terms of contract on verification of proof of the legal heirship and proof of death of the depositor. b) In the event of death of both/all the joint depositors.
b) In the event of death of both/all joint depositors. on maturity of deposit. Premature termination of Term deposit account : With Nomination: a) In the event of death of one of the joint depositors. on maturity of deposit. the balance outstanding will be paid to the nominee on verification of his/her identity and proof of death of depositors. Without Nomination : with Nomination: a) In the event of death of one of the joint depositors the payment will be made to survivor(s) on verification of proof of death of the depositor. on maturity of deposit.Banking Operations Manual Term Deposit Account - a) In the event of death of one of the joint depositors the balance outstanding will be paid jointly to survivor(s) on verification of proof of death of the depositor on maturity of deposit. premature termination will be permitted to survivor(s) as per the terms of contract on verification of proof of death of the depositor. b) In the event of death of both/all joint depositors. premature termination will be permitted to survivor(s) as per the terms of contract on verification of proof of death of the depositor. Without Nomination: a) In the event of death of one of the joint depositors. 141 . the nominee will have right to seek premature termination of term deposit account as per the terms of contract on verification of his/her identity and proof of death of the depositors. b) In the event of death of both/all the joint depositors. the balance outstanding will be paid jointly to the legal heir(s) (or any one of them as mandated by all the legal heirs) on verification of proof of legal heirship and proof of death of depositors. b) In the event of death of both/all the depositors. premature termination will be permitted against joint request by all legal heirs of the deceased (or any one of them as mandated by all the legal heirs) as per the terms of contract on verification of proof of legal heirship and proof of death of depositors.
Without Nomination : a) In the event of death of former/latter depositor as the case may be. the balance outstanding will be paid to the survivor on verification of proof of death of the former/latter depositor on maturity of deposit. the balance outstanding will be paid to survivor on verification of proof of death of former/latter account holder. Without Nomination : a) In the event of death of former/latter as the case may be. Joint Account with mandate “Former or Survivor”/”Latter of Survivor” – with or without nomination : Saving account/Current Account: with Nomination : a)In the event of death of former/latter. on maturity of deposit. the balance outstanding will be paid to the legal heirs (or any one of them as mandated by all the legal heirs) on verification of proof of legal heirship and proof of death of depositors. the balance outstanding will be paid to the survivor on verification of proof of death of former/latter depositor on maturity of deposit. the balance outstanding will be paid to survivor on verification of proof of death of former/latter account holder. b) In the event of death of both the joint account holders. 142 . Term Deposit Account with Nomination : a) In the event of death of former/latter. the balance outstanding will be paid to legal heirs (or any one of them as mandated by all the legal heirs) on verification of proof of legal heirship and proof of death of the account holders.. b) In the event of death of both / all depositors . the balance outstanding will be paid to the nominee on verification of his identity and proof of death of the account holders. b)In the event of death of both the account holders.Banking Operations Manual 4. b) In the event of death of both the joint depositors . the balance outstanding will be paid to the nominee on verification of his/her identity and proof of depositors.
a) In the event of death of former/latter. Nomination facility is intended only for individuals including a sole proprietary concern. 5. iii. iv. There cannot be more than one nominee in respect of single/joint deposit account. i. Without Nomination : a) In the event of death of former/latter depositor as the case may be. as per the terms of contract. Banks may allow variation/cancellation of a subsisting nomination by all the surviving depositor(s) acting together. It may be noted that in the case of a joint deposit account. Some clarifications regarding Provisions in Nomination Rules : The Banking Companies (Nomination) Rules. on verification of proof of death of the former/latter depositor. b) In the event of death of both the joint depositors . 1. the nominee’s right arises only after the death of all the depositors. This is also applicable to deposits having operating instructions “Either or Survivor”.Banking Operations Manual Premature termination of Term Deposit Account With Nomination . the legal heirs (or any one of them as mandated by all the legal heirs) will have the right to seek premature termination of term deposit account as per the terms of contract on verification of legal heirship and proof of death of depositors. the survivor will have the right to seek premature termination of term deposit account. ii. as per the terms of contract on verification of his identity and proof of death of depositors. 1985 have been framed in terms of Sections 45 ZA to 45 ZF of the Banking Regulation Act. the nominee will have right to seek premature termination of term deposit account. Deposit Accounts : 143 . b)In the event of death of both the joint depositors . premature termination of the deposit will be allowed against request from surviving depositor as per the terms of the contract on verification of the proof of the death of the former/latter depositor. Note: Claim specific actions/steps to be taken for settlement in respect of different accounts/facilities are illustrated in the tabulated form in the annexure. 1949 (AACS).
25. or obtain any bond of indemnity or surety from the survivor(s)/nominee. PAN card or Passport or any other satisfactory proof of identification acceptable to the Bank or proof of authority of legal heir(s). such as Ration card. Documentation: Documents which are required to be submitted along with the claim form: (i) Proof of death of depositor(s) or heir(s) (ii) Proof of identification of nominee(s).000/. irrespective of the amount standing to the credit of the deceased account holder. Branches should exercise due care and caution in ascertaining the identity of the survivor(s)/nominees and the fact of death of the account holder. while making payment to the survivor(s)/nominee of the deceased depositor.. through appropriate documentary evidence.. b. letter of administration or probate. etc.and where valid nomination does not exist.in all types of accounts. a. the branches should not insist on production of succession certificate. (iii) Indemnity Bond in all cases where valid nomination does not exist and where the payment is upto Rs. subject to the foregoing conditions. Election ID card. the case has too be referred to Legal Department/Legal Advisor for ascertaining the documents to be obtained from the claimants.Banking Operations Manual 6. (iv) In case where the amount payable exceeds Rs. wherever applicable. wherever applicable. It may be noted that since payment made to the survivor(s)/nominee. Time Norms for settlement of claims: Branches will settle the claims in respect of deceased depositors and release payments to survivor(s)/nominee in case of accounts with survivor/nominee within a period not exceeding 15 days from the date of receipt of the claim subject to the production of proof of death of the depositor and suitable identification of the claimant(s) to the Branch’s satisfaction. the claim should be settled within 1 144 . 7. would constitute a full discharge of the bank’s liability. ie. In such case.25. c. It should be made clear to the survivor(s)/nominee that she/he/they would be receiving the payment from the member bank as a trustee of the legal heirs of the deceased depositor. In the case of accounts without survivor/nominee clause. therefore.000/. insistence on production of legal representation in such cases is superfluous and unwarranted and it would only serve to cause is superfluous and unwarranted and it would only serve to cause avoidable inconvenience to the survivor(s)/nominee. such payment to her/him/them shall not affect the right or claim which any person may have against the survivor(s)/nominee to whom the payment is made.
Splitting of Term Deposit : (iii) In case of deposit being claimed after the date of Maturity : Basing on the request from the claimant/s.B. 9. payment of interest on matured deposits is to be paid at contracted rate till the date of maturity and at S. in the event of the payment of deposit being claimed before the maturity date: the bank will pay interest at applicable rate with reference to the period for which the deposit has remained with the bank without charging penalty. Competent authority for settlement of claims: Keeping in view the objective of settling the claims within a period not exceeding 15 days from the receipt of the claim. rate from the next day of maturity to till the date of payment by daily products method. where one of the depositors has died. 145 .) for settlement together with required enclosures. interest shall be paid in the manner indicated below ( i ) on the maturity of the deposit : at the contracted rate.Branch) are authorized to settle the claims where the amount payable per account does not exceed Rs. ( ii ) In case of premature withdrawal ie. the Bank can split the amount of term deposit and issues two or more receipts individually in the names of the claimant/s.00.00. all the Branch Managers of Branches/AGM(HO.000 per account will be referred to DGM(Bkg. 8. Cases pending more than these stipulated time should be informed to DGM(Bkg. and the same not be construed as premature withdrawal of the term deposit. Payment of interest in case ofterm deposit accounts of deceased depositor(s) : In case of a term deposit standing in the name/s of – a) a deceased individual depositor.1. 10. provided the period and aggregate amount of the deposit do not undergo any change.and all claims exceeding Rs..000/.) together with reasons for delay.Banking Operations Manual month from the date on which the requisite documents have been submitted. or b) two or more joint depositors.1.
branches may obtain appropriate agreement/authorization from the survivor(s)/nominee with regard to the treatment of pipeline flows in the name of the deceased account holder in either of the two below mentioned options. 146 . . The Bank could be authorized by the survivor(s)/nominee of a deceased account holder to open an account styled as ‘Estate of Shri/Smt. provided no withdrawals are made. Treatment of flows in the name of the deceased depositor : In order to avoid hardship to the survivor(s)/nominee of a deposit account.Banking Operations Manual 11. The survivor(s)/nominee/legal heir(s) could then approach the remitter to effect payment through a negotiable instrument. the Deceased’ where all the pipeline flows in the name of the deceased account holder could be allowed to be credited. OR The branch could be authorized by the survivor(s)/nominee to return the pipeline flows to the remitter with the remark “Account holder deceased” and to intimate the survivor(s)/nominee accordingly.
do (As per terms of contract) II. on death of both the depositorsLegal heirs of all the depositors Survivor I.do (As per terms of contract) B Term Deposit Account Premature withdrawa l of FD . on death of both the depositors.do (As per terms of contract) II.on death of all depositorsNominee I.do (As per terms of contract) II.do (on maturity of deposit . on death of all depositorsLegal heirs of all the depositors . on death of one depositorsurvivor I.do (on maturity of deposit . Nominee I.do (As per terms of contract) C 2. Without Nomination : S. on death of one or more depositor/ssurvivor/s II.do (on maturity of deposit . Legal Heirs or person mandated by them I.Legal heirs of all the depositors I.do (As per terms of contract) . on death of one or more depositor/ssurvivor/s B C Term Deposit Account Premature withdrawal of FD . on death of both depositorsNominee . on death of one depositorlegal heirs of deceased + survivors Survivor I.Banking Operations Manual ANNEXURE-1 Settlement of claims in various types of accounts/Facilities 1. on death of Former/Latter survivor I. on death of one depositorlegal heirs of deceased + survivors II . Nature of account Single Depositor Joint A/c (operated jointly) Joint (Either Survivor) A/c or Joint A/c (Former/Latter or Survivor) Joint A/c (Anyone or Survivors) A Savings/ Current A/c.do (As per terms of contract) .do (As per terms of contract) II.do (on maturity of deposit . on death of all depositorsLegal heirs of all the depositors . on death of both depositorsNominee .do (on maturity of deposit . on death of all depositorsNominee .No. Nature of account Single Depositor Joint A/c (operated jointly) Joint (Either Survivor) A/c or Joint A/c (Former/Latter or Survivor) Joint A/c (Anyone or Survivors) A Savings/ Current A/c.No.do (As per terms of contract) 147 .do (As per terms of contract) .do (on maturity of deposit .do (on maturity of deposit .do (on maturity of deposit .do (on maturity of deposit .do (on maturity of deposit . With Nomination : S.
Illustrations on joint accounts : A. Joint Deposit Accounts (with nomination) Deposit Account of A+B A dies Both A + B die A+B+C A dies A + B die A + B + C die B can operate Nominee B + C can operate C can operate Nominee B + Legal heirs of A Nominee B + C + Legal heirs of A C + Legal heirs of A + Legal heirs of B Nominee With clause survivor Without survivor clause 148 . Joint Deposit Accounts (without nomination) Deposit Account of A+B A dies Both A + B die A+B+C A dies A + B die A + B + C die With clause survivor Without survivor clause B can operate Legal heirs of A + Legal heirs of B B + C can operate C can operate Legal heirs of all B + Legal heirs of A Legal heirs of A + Legal heirs of B B + C + Legal heirs of A C + Legal heirs of A + Legal heirs of B Legal heirs of all B.Banking Operations Manual 3.
No.000/-) Application for Deceased claim (Annexure-4) Copy of Death Certificate Letter of Indemnity signed by claimant(s) Annexure-5) Receipt (Annexure-6) Document obtained : Yes/No (i) (ii) (iii) 4 149 . upto Rs. Settlement of claims in respect of Deceased Depositors Check-list of Documents S. 1 (i) (ii) (iii) 2 (i) (ii) 3 Claims Accounts with Nomination clause : Application for Deceased Claim from Nominee/Guardian of nominee (Annexure-3) Copy of Death Certificate (verified with original) Identify proof (as defined in Documentation) Joint Accounts with Either or Survivor clause : Application for Deceased claims from survivor(s) (Annexure-3) Copy of Death certificate (Verified with original) For cases other than Nomination/Joint Accounts with survivor clause : (For amounts upto threshold limit ie.Banking Operations Manual Annexure – 2..5.
_______________ Bank.. Please settle the balance in the account in the name of the nominee. _______________ Branch. _____________________ on __________________.. am (i) the registered nominee in the above account(s) (ii)the person authorised to receive payment on behalf of Master/Miss ……………………………………………. Son/daughter of Shri …………………………………Residing at ………………………………………………………………. In case of Nomination I ………………………………………………………. Dear Sir.Banking Operations Manual Annexure – 3 Application for Deceased claim (To be used when account has nomination or is a joint account with survivor clause) From _______________ _______________ _______________ To The Branch Manager. He/She hold the above deposit account(s) at your branch. I/we receive the payment as trustee(s) of the legal heirs of the deceased. A. 150 . ……………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………….. who is the nominee in the above account(s) and is a minor as on the date of this claim. The account is in the name(s) of ____________________ ______________________________________. Re: Deceased Deposit Account Late Shri/Smt ____________ Account No(s) __________ I/We advise the demise of Shri/Smt.
I/We submit photocopy of the following document(s) together with originals. Death certificate issued by _____________________ Identity proof (required in nomination cases) _______________ Yours faithfully. In the case of joint account I/We request you to delete the name of deceased person and continue the accounts in my/our name(s) with same mode of operations. (Claimant(s)) Place: Date: 151 . Please return the original to us after verification.Banking Operations Manual B.
Dear Sir. _______________ Bank. I/we am/are the legal heirs of the above named deceased and lodge my/our claim for payment as per the banks’ rules and discretion. Names in full of the parents of the deceased : Father: _________________________________________________ Mother:_________________________________________________ 2. _______________ Branch. Re: Deceased Deposit Account Late Shri/Smt ____________ Account No(s) __________ I/We advise the demise of Shri/Smt. Religion of the deceased :: __________________________ 152 . The account is/are in the name(s) of ____________________ I/We lodge my/our claim for the balances with accrued interest lying to the credit of the above named deceased who died intestate. _____________________ on __________________. He/She holds the above deposit account(s) at your branch. The relevant information about the deceased and the legal heirs are as under : 1.Banking Operations Manual Annexure – 4 Application for Deceased claim (To be used for cases other than nomination/ joint account with survivor clause) From _______________ _______________ _______________ To The Branch Manager.
S. i) ii) iii) iv) v) vi) 4.No. Name or Names of the _____________________________ Guardian/s of the minor children of the depositor (a) Whether Natural _____________________________ Guardian (b) Whether Guardian _____________________________ appointed by a Court of Law in India. Please return the original death certificate to us after verification : 1.Banking Operations Manual 3. If Hindu joint family. _____________________________ Minor/Minors is/are ? 5. the name and address of the Karta and Co-parceners with their respective ages. Details of living (i) Husband (ii) wife (iii) children (iv) Father (v) Mother (vi) Brothers (vii) Sisters (viii) Grand children. Death certificate (Original + 1 photocopy) issued by : ------------- 153 . attach a certified copy of or duly attested copy of such order. If so. Claimant/s names/s and address in full : Full Name/Address Occupation Relationship with deceased Age (i) ____________________________________________________ (ii) ____________________________________________________ (iii) ____________________________________________________ I/We submit the following documents.
Yours faithfully. I/We hereby solemnly affirm the above statements are true and correct to the best of my/our knowledge and belief. on my/our Behalf.Banking Operations Manual 2. Letter of Indemnity We request you to pay the balance amount lying to the credit of the above named deceased to …………………………………………………………………. Signature of claimant(s) Place: Date: (i) Name of claimant Signature Address 154 .
damages.Banking Operations Manual Annexure-5. __________________ 2.. without production of Letter of Administration or a Succession certificate to his/her estate or a certificate from the Controller of Estate Duty to the effect that estate duty has been paid or will be paid or none is due._________________ 5.______________ (heirs/claimants of the deceased) 155 ./Kum. _______ with your bank in the name of Shri/Smt. jointly and severally UNDERTAKE AND AGREE to indemnify you and your successors and assign against all claims._____________________ since deceased.___________ 4.D. losses.A/c. Insert here the Name(s) Clainants 1) _______________________________________ 2) ______________________________________ 3)_______________________________________ 4)_______________________________________ The sum of Rupees _________________________________ standing at the credit of Savings Bank/Current/R. demands. etc.No. Indemnity format (To be duly stamped as per Stamp Act applicable to the State) LETTER OF INDEMNITY WITH RESPECT TO PAYMENT OF BALANCE IN THE DECEASED CONSTITUENT’S ACCOUNT WITHOUT PRODUCTION OF LEGAL REPRESENTATION To The Branch Manager ……………………………. SIGNED AND DELIVERED By the above named 1._____________ 3. Bank IN CONSIDERATION of your paying or agreeing to pay me/us. proceedings. legal representatives executors and administrators. charges and expenses which may be raised against or incurred by you by reasons or in consequences of your having agreed to pay or paying me/us the said sum as aforesaid. SIGNED AND DELIVERED By the above named on this ________________ Day of _____________________ two thousand ___________ ____________________________________. I/we do hereby for myself/ourselves and my/our heirs. _______________ 6.
__________________________.Banking Operations Manual Annexure-6. a sum of Rs. ________ dated ________ favouring __________ issued by you in settlement of the balance into Account Number _________ of Late _________________ will be utilized for the benefit of the minor only. ________________________ father and natural guardian of ______________ hereby certify that the proceeds of your banker’s cheque No. Place : Date : (Signature of all the legal heirs @ -----------------.over a Revenue stamp) DECLARATION in case claims are settled in favour of a Minor I. _________________ dated ______________ in favour of _________________________________________ in full and final settlement of my / our claim as successor on the balance in _________ Account(s) No(s) ___________ standing in the name/s of the deceased Shri/Smt. RECEIPT Received with thanks from XXXXXXX Bank. 156 . ________________ Branch. _____________________ (Rupees ____________________________ only) by Banker’s cheque No.Kum. I/We do not have any other claim from the bank henceforth.
procedures. the Bank will fix the working hours to the staff 15 minutes before the start of business hours. Accordingly the closing time of working hours will be reduced by 15 minutes. legal requirements and limitations. deposit application forms near the cash counters. rates of interest etc.A (as approved by the Board of Directors of the Bank at their meeting held on 04. Updation of customer data by obtaining KYC information sheets. )offered by the Bank. loans & advances and Ancilliary services.2008 vide Resolution No. In order to ensure that the service to customers is made available exactly at the commencement of business hours. No counter remains unattended during business hours. Display of various facilities (deposits. The Bank will display a board in the branch premises giving the details of min/maximum time for completion of the transaction in respect of different services offered by the Bank. pay-in-slips. B) C) D) E) F) G) H) 157 . 12) CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP POLICY Bank’s Policy of Customer relationship building and Grievance Redressal 1. All customers who enter the premises before closure of business hours shall be attended.Banking Operations Manual APPENDIX .01. The Bank will issue ID cards to all the employees. Employees should be in their allotted seats before 15 minutes of commencement of business hours and wear the Identity badges containing name and photograph. Customer education both in regard to Rights and responsibilities about various schemes and services offered by explaining about the formalities. Keeping available pamphlets. service charges. visitors. prospective customers. A) Polite response/behaviour to customers.
All cheques and Negotiable Instruments payable locally shall be accepted for clearing upto end of working hours and presented on next day’s clearing and if there is scope for sending on the sameday. Collection of cheques and Instruments . the same shall be sent in same day’s clearing. 3. Credit to customer’s account shall be given two days after presentation in clearing and after knowing the fate of instrument and allowed to draw next day. Maintenance of complaint cum suggestion box at a prominent place and disposal on weekly basis. All dishonoured instruments both local and out station shall be returned to the customer on the same day of receipt and not later than 24 hours in any case.Banking Operations Manual I) Authentication of pass books. an intimation of due date shall be informed well in advance. In all cases. if the customer insists for the same. 4. Requests received for updation of pass books shall be disposed on the date of receipt. Where ever possible. The fact of monthly interest at discounted rates shall be brought to the notice of depositors before accepting monthly interest payment deposits. where there is no indication by customer about disposal of matured term deposit proceeds. Suitable guidance to customers for investment in various deposit schemes vis-à-vis the requirement of customers shall be made to the needy customers. Bank’s policy on renewal of deposits should also be informed to the customer. Insisting of nomination for all types of deposits accounts and locker and safe custody accounts by explaining the advantages and insisting written confirmation in case the customer prefers not to nominate and issue written confirmation of nomination. The customers may be educated to submit pass books periodically for updation instead of bringing after lapse of considerable period. issue of receipts for cheques deposited for collection of the customers account with due diligence can be done by any staff member except sub-ordinate staff. facility of high-value clearing shall be extended to customers. When there are large entries and where issue of statement of account is requested. J) K) L) M) 2. then proper written tokens be issued for collection of the same on next day. Various term deposit schemes of the Bank shall be popularised by distribution of pamphlets and placing information in notice boards. All non-cash transactions shall be extended to customers during the extended business hours after closure of cash transactions. 158 .
9. a) S. 6. The facility shall be extended on request to customers of SB/C/A. No minimum balance shall also be insisted for considering this facility. the interest at COD rate shall be recovered for the period. interest/dividend warrants shall be treated on par with cheques. 8. Charges of Rs. fire and other acts of God. war. b) Where the delay exceeds 14 days interest shall be paid at the applicable term deposit rate exist on the date of deposit for the respective period. accidents.outs. The Bank shall pay interest to its customer on the collection instruments in case there is delay in giving credit beyond the time period specified above. labour disturbance. Payment of penal interest is not to be paid. The payment of penal interest on the delayed collection proceeds shall be made without insisting any request from such customers.B. strike./Cash Credit accounts of individual customers. shall be collected and credited within 14 days from the date of deposit. 159 . 7. The compensation interest shall be paid at the following rates. Demand drafts. Immediate credit of Local/out station cheques for collection : All out station cheques drawn on metropolitan centres upto Rs.to be collected in respect of local cheques. in case the delay is due to unforeseen event like sabotage.tendered for collection by individual account holders shall be given immediate credit to customers subject to satisfactory conduct of such accounts for a period not less than 6 months. In the event of dishonour of cheque against which immediate credit was provided. Branch Managers shall forward such instruments to Head office on the same day of receipt or on next day.000/.Banking Operations Manual 5. interest will be paid at the rate applicable to such loan accounts. rate for the period of delay beyond 10/14 days. All instruments payable at Metropolitan cities. Normal collection and postal charges shall be levied for all out station instruments tendered for collection.5. the bank remained out of funds.10. c) In the event the proceeds of cheque under collection was to be credited to any loan account of the customer. State Capitals and other centers where tie-up arrangement exists shall be credited to the customer’s account within 10 days from the date of receipt of instrument. in case the courier attender already left the branch to Head office.5/.000/. Cheques drawn on the remaining places where tie up arrangement does not exist such instruments.and all local cheques and outstation cheques drawn on other places (other than metropolitan centres ) upto Rs. lock.
bring the same to the notice of the customer so that the account holder can inform the drawer of instrument to record stop payment and also take care that cheques.A/c. The branches should maintain record of dates of receipts of outstation instruments for collection and also record the details of dates of realization and actual credit to customer’s account. 11.shall be issued immediately against indemnity and obtain nonpayment advice later. Issue of Duplicate drafts : All requests for issue of duplicate drafts shall be issued within 7 days by confirming of non-payment. b)conduct of which has been satisfactory and not noticed any irregular dealings. a) In case the intimation regarding loss of instrument is conveyed to the customer beyond the normal specified collection period (10 or 14 days) interest will be paid at the rate of term deposit rate in case the period exceeds 14 days otherwise rate applicable to S. The branch will compensate the customer in respect of instruments lost in transit in the following manner. The customer should be provided all assistance to obtain a duplicate instrument from drawer. 10. Cheques/instruments lost in transit/in clearing process/or Paying Bank’s branch : In the event of a cheque or an instrument accepted for collection is lost in transit or in the clearing process or at the paying Bank’s branch.000/. b) The branch shall also reimburse any reasonable charges which are incurred to obtain duplicate instrument upon production of receipt by the customer. d) where the branch has not experienced any difficulty in recovery of any amount advanced in the past including cheques returned after giving immediate credit. Issue of duplicate drafts for rupees below Rs. if any.Banking Operations Manual A satisfactory conducted account shall be the one : a) opened atleast six months earlier and complying KYC Norms including introduction. 12. The Manager or Staff Asst.B. who are responsible for delay in sending the instruments for collection and crediting to the 160 . issued by him/her are not dishonoured due to non-credit of the amount of the lost cheque/instrument. c) where no cheques/instruments for which immediate credit was afforded returned unpaid for financial reasons. the branch shall immediately on coming to know of the loss.5. after expiry of period of normal stipulated collection period.
The Branch Manager should ensure closure of all complaints to the customer’s satisfaction . 13. 14. If the grievance or complaint cannot be solved at branch level. ~~~ 161 . The branch as a whole is responsible for receipt and resolution of complaiants/grievances in respect of customer service by the branch. the Branch Manager shall then refer the same both to HO and concerned Nodal officer by furnishing the details of action taken by him on such complaint and Head office and Nodal Officers shall resolve the complaint within a week from the date of receipt of the complaint. The Nodal officers of the branches shall visit the branches and review the aspects of customer’s service.Banking Operations Manual depositor’s account on realization shall meet the compensation payable to the customer for the delay. branch atmosphere and also resolve the complaints/suggestions of customers by bringing the same to the notice of Head office.
~~~ 162 . Service Maximum Time 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Opening of SB A/c Opening of Current account Issue of Cheque Book Acceptance of Cash Withdrawal of Cash Issue of DD Updating of Pass Book / Issue statement of A/c Issue of Certificates etc. Opening of Term Deposit Issue of Gold Loan (from date of receipt of Application in full shape) Locker Operation Closing of A/c Collection of Cheques: i) Local cheques ii) Outstation cheques iii) Other Metro cheques 30 Minutes 60 Minutes 15 Minutes 10 Minutes 15 Minutes 20 Minutes 20 Minutes 30 Minutes 30 Minutes 60 Minutes Sanction / intimation of rejection of other loans 03 days 15 Minutes 60 Minutes 03 days 14 days 01 week Customers are requested to approach the Branch Manager in case of any delays in being provided the service.No.Banking Operations Manual APPENDIX – B (To be displayed at Branches) CUSTOMER SERVICE NORMS Indicative Time within which certain important services will be provided: S.