In a pleasant development RBI has raised the withdrawal limit up to Rs 25 thousand for the helpless depositors of PMC Bank on Thursday. This takes care of 70 percent of the customers.
In a release RBI says “ The Reserve Bank of India again reviewed the bank’s liquidity position and, with a view to reducing the hardship of the depositors, has decided to further enhance the limit for withdrawal to Rs 25000 (Rupees Twenty Five Thousand Only).
It may be recalled that the Reserve Bank of India had permitted the depositors of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Ltd to withdraw up to Rs 10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand Only) of the total balance in their accounts.
With the above relaxation, more than 70% of the depositors of the bank will be able to withdraw their entire account balance. The Reserve Bank is monitoring the position of the bank and will continue to take necessary steps in the interest of depositors.
The Reserve Bank has also decided to appoint a Committee of three Members in terms of section 36AAA(5)(a) read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act 1949, to assist the Administrator of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Ltd.