This is a Code of Customer Rights, which sets minimum standards of banking practices member banks have to follow while they deal with individual customers. It provides protection to customers and explains how banks are expected to deal with customers in their day-to-day operations.
The Code does not replace or supersede regulatory or supervisory instructions of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and we will comply with such instructions/directions issued by RBI from time to time. Provisions of the Code may have set higher standards than those prescribed in the regulatory instructions and such higher standards will prevail as the
Code represents best practices voluntarily agreed to by us as our commitment to you.
We will endeavor to adopt higher standards of banking practices to extend better customer service and achieve higher levels of customer satisfaction.
In the Code, ‘you’ denotes the customer and ‘we’ / ‘us’, the bank, the
customer deals with.
1.1 Objectives of the Code
The Code has been developed to:
a. promote good and fair banking practices by setting minimum standards in our dealings with you;
b. increase transparency so that you can have a better understanding of what you can reasonably expect from us;
c. encourage market forces, through competition, to achieve higher operating standards;
d. promote a fair and cordial relationship between you and your bank;
e. foster confidence in the banking system.
The standards of the Code are covered by the key commitments in
1.2 Application of the Code
This Code applies to all the products and services listed below, whether they are provided by our branches or agents acting on our behalf, whether across the counter, over the phone, by post, through interactive electronic devices, on the internet or by any other method. However, all products discussed here may or may not be offered by us.
a. Current accounts, savings accounts, term deposits, recurring deposits, PPF accounts and all other deposit accounts;
b. Payment services such as pension, payment orders, remittances by way of Demand Drafts, wire transfers and all electronic transactions
e.g. RTGS, NEFT;
c. Banking services related to Government transactions;
d. Demat accounts, equity, Government bonds;
e. Indian currency notes/coins exchange facility;
f. Collection of cheques, safe custody services, safe deposit locker facility;
g. Loans, overdrafts and guarantees;
h. Foreign exchange services including money changing;
i. Third party insurance and investment products marketed through our branches and / or our authorized representatives or agents;
j. Card products including credit cards, debits cards, ATM cards, smart cards and services (including credit cards offered by our subsidiaries/companies promoted by us).
The meanings of key words appearing in bold black have been given in the Glossary.
2 KEY COMMITMENTS
2.1 Our key commitments to you
2.1.1 To act fairly and reasonably in all our dealings with you by:
a. Providing minimum banking facilities of receipt and payment of cash/ cheques, etc. at the bank’s counter.
b. Meeting the commitments and standards set in this Code, for the products and services we offer, and in the procedures and practices we follow.
c. Making sure our products and services meet relevant laws and regulations in letter and spirit and are appropriate to your needs.
d. Ensuring that our dealings with you rest on ethical principles of integrity and transparency.
e. Operating secure and reliable banking and payment systems.
2.1.2 To help you to understand how our financial products and services work by:
a. Giving you information about them in any one or more of the following languages - Hindi, English or the appropriate local language.
b. Ensuring that our advertising and promotional literature is clear and not misleading.
c. Ensuring that you are given clear information about our products and services, the terms and conditions and the interest rates/service charges, which apply to them.
d. Giving you information on the facilities provided to you and how you can avail of these and whom and how you may contact for addressing your queries.
2.1.3 To help you use your account or service by:
a. Providing you regular appropriate updates.
b. Keeping you informed about changes in the interest rates, charges or terms and conditions.
c. Displaying in our branches, for your information
i. Services we provide.
ii. Minimum balance requirement, if any, for Savings Bank
Accounts and Current Accounts and the charges for non maintenance thereof.
iii. Name of the official at the branch whom you may approach if you have a grievance.
iv. Name and address of the Regional / Zonal Manager / Principal Nodal Officer (PNO) whom you can approach if your grievance is not redressed at the branch.
v. Name and contact details of the Banking Ombudsman under whose jurisdiction the branch falls.
vi. Information available in booklet form.
d. Displaying on our website our policies on
ii. Cheque collection
iii. Grievance Redressal
v. Collection of Dues and Security Repossession.