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RBI Sets Qualification Criteria For Top Personnel At Urban Cooperative Banks


The Reserve Bank of India has prescribed certain qualification requirements for Managing Directors and whole time Directors at Urban Cooperative Banks.


Accordingly to a release from the RBI the following would now apply.

The person shall be a graduate, preferably, with:

(a) Qualification in banking/ co-operative banking such as CAIIB/Diploma in Banking and Finance / Diploma in Co-operative Business Management or equivalent qualification; or

(b) Chartered / Cost Accountant / MBA (Finance); or

(c) Post graduation in any discipline.

3.4.2 The person shall not be below the age of 35 years and above the age of 70 years at any time during his/ her term in office. However, within the overall limit of 70 years, as part of their internal policy, individual bank's Boards are free to prescribe a lower retirement age.

3.4.3 The person shall have a combined experience of at least eight years at the middle / senior management level in the banking sector (including the experience gained in the concerned UCB) or non-banking finance companies engaged in lending (loan companies) and asset financing.

3.4.4 Knowledge of regional language may be considered as an advantage.


RBI Sets Qualification Criteria For Top Personnel At Urban Cooperative Banks

Propriety Criteria

3.5.1 The person shall not:

(i) be engaged in any other business or vocation;

(ii) be holding the position of a Member of Parliament or State Legislature or Municipal Corporation or Municipality or other local bodies;

(iii) be a director of any company other than a company registered under section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013;

(iv) be a partner of any firm which carries on any trade, business or industry;

(v) have substantial interest in any company or firm as defined in Section 5(ne) read with section 56 of the Banking Regulations Act, 1949;

(vi) be a Director, Manager, Managing Agent, partner or proprietor of any trading, commercial or industrial concern;

(vii) be of unsound mind and stands so declared by a competent court;

(viii) be an undischarged insolvent;

(ix) be convicted by a criminal court of an offence involving moral turpitude;

(x) be a director of any other co-operative bank or a co-operative credit society.

This is just the partial requirements, a more exhaustive requirement is available on the RBI website.

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Story first published: Saturday, June 26, 2021, 9:23 [IST]
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