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What is Deposit Insurance?

Important banking qna for banking aspirants, which is helpful in banking exam.

Feb 14, 2015 15:43 IST
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All commercial banks including branches of foreign banks functioning in India, local area banks and regional rural banks are insured by the DICGC (Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation).

All State, Central and Primary cooperative banks, also called urban cooperative banks, functioning in States / Union Territories which have amended the local Cooperative Societies Act empowering the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to order the Registrar of Cooperative Societies of the State / Union Territory to wind up a cooperative bank or to supersede its committee of management and requiring the Registrar not to take any action regarding winding up, amalgamation or reconstruction of a co-operative bank without prior sanction in writing from the Reserve Bank are covered under the Deposit Insurance System. At present all co-operative banks other than those from the States of Meghalaya, and the Union Territories of Chandigarh, Lakshadweep and Dadra and Nagar Haveli are covered under the deposit insurance system of DICGC.

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