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Sharing of complaints, FIRs in the matter of financial scams, bank frauds/ forgery/ loan diversions by fraudulent means lodged with Police/ CBI/ Anti-Corruption Bureau by Rural Cooperative Banks (RCBs)/ State Cooperative Banks and DCCBs, etc. with Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB)

EC No. 201/DoS-20/2021-22

29 October 2021

Ref. No. NB. DoS. CFMC/3030/P-80 /2021-22

The Managing Director, All State Cooperative Banks
The Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer,
All District Central Cooperative Banks

Dear Sir/Madam

Sharing of complaints, FIRs in the matter of financial scams, bank frauds/ forgery/ loan diversions by fraudulent means lodged with Police/ CBI/ Anti-Corruption Bureau by Rural Cooperative Banks (RCBs)/ State Cooperative Banks and DCCBs, etc. with Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB)

Please refer to our Circular No. 234/DoS-35/2020 dated 01 September 2020 advising the banks to share copies of complaints lodged by you with CBI/State Police/ Anti-Corruption Bureau on an ongoing basis to CEIB.

2. In this connection, we advise that Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB), has expressed that the StCBs are not furnishing the requisite information to them on a regular basis. CEIB has also desired the above information from the banks for the past five years. Further, CEIB has now prescribed a format for reporting of information on FIRs by StCBs and DCCBs. The format (Annexure A) is enclosed.

3. You are advised to furnish the information on FIRs to CEIB directly on monthly basis (by 5th of succeeding month). The information for past five years for the period ending 31 March 2021 and up to the preceding month of such first reporting may be furnished by banks to “The Additional Director, Department of Revenue, Central Economic Intelligence Bureau, Sixth Floor, B Wing, Janpath Bhawan, New Delhi 110001 latest by 05th November 2021. Banks may put in a mechanism to furnish such reports on a monthly basis by 5th of each succeeding month including ‘NIL’ return, if no case is registered in a particular month.

4. Banks are hereby advised to furnish compliance to the above mentioned requirements latest by 10 November 2021 by intimating to our respective Regional Office.

Yours faithfully

(K S Raghupathi)
Chief General Manager

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