RBI expresses confidence in resolving the Abhyudaya issue: Abhyudaya Co-operative Bank has made history as the first financial institution whose board was ousted by the Reserve Bank of India, yet remarkably without the imposition of any operational constraints. This decision underscores the regulator’s confidence in the belief that certain governance issues within the bank can be rectified without disrupting the day-to-day activities of this expansive multi-state co-operative bank.
RBI expresses confidence in resolving the Abhyudaya issue
Established in 1965, the multi-state cooperative lender found itself under the scrutiny of regulatory authorities for a duration of approximately two years. During this time, sources reveal that the bank’s asset quality witnessed a decline, attributed to a notable surge in gross non-performing assets and a simultaneous deterioration in its capital position.
In a noteworthy move in May 2022, the RBI levied a fine of Rs 58 lakh on the bank, citing violations of multiple norms. It’s noteworthy that Abhyudaya continued to accept fresh deposits from other non-scheduled UCBs, despite the regulatory admonishment.
This development underscores the resilience and adaptability of Abhyudaya Co-operative Bank, showcasing its commitment to addressing governance concerns while maintaining its operational integrity. As stakeholders navigate the intricacies of India’s banking landscape, the events surrounding Abhyudaya serve as a testament to the evolving dynamics within the financial sector.