International Consumer Rights Protection Council

Action through Banking Ombudsman


The Ombudsman Scheme is a system of expeditious and inexpensive resolution to customer complaints. Any person whose grievance against a Bank is not resolved to his satisfaction by the Bank within a period of two months, he can approach the Banking Ombudsman if his complaint pertains to any of the matters specified in the scheme. Banking Ombudsmen have been authorised to look into the complaints concerning

a. Deficiency in banking service

b. Sanction of loans and advances in so far as they relate to non-observance of the Reserve Bank of India directives on interest rates, delays in sanction or non-observance of prescribed time schedule for disposal of loan application or non observance of any other directions or instructions of the Reserve Bank, etc. and  (c). Other matters as may be specified by the Reserve Bank. Ombudsman would make recommendations after listening to both parties.  In case the recommendation made by the Banking Ombudsman is not accepted by either of the parties, Banking Ombudsman proceeds to make an award. The scheme is applicable to all scheduled commercial banks having business in India and scheduled primary co-operative banks except Regional Rural Banks. The procedure for the redressal of grievances under the Banking Ombudsman Scheme is profiled as under:

1. Written complaint is to be lodged by a person or an authorised representative

2. Complaint shall include signature of the complainant or an authorised representative along with the name, address and also name and address of the bank office/branch along with supportive documents, the nature and extent of the loss incurred and the relief sought from the Banking Ombudsman and a statement about the compliance of the conditions referred to in Sub-clause (3) of this clause.

3. No complaint to the Banking Ombudsman shall lie unless:

  1. Written representation was made to the bank and either the bank had rejected the complaint or no reply was received from the bank within 60 days of receipt of complaint or in case of unsatisfactory reply received from the bank.
  2. The complaint is made one year after the rejection of the representation by the bank or dispatch of final reply by the bank on the representation.
  3. The complainant is not in receipt of the same subject matter if settled by the Banking Ombudsman in previous proceeding/s whether received from the same complainant or any one or more of the parties concerned with the subject matter.
  4. The complaint is not the same subject matter, for which any proceedings before any court, tribunal or arbitrator or any other forum is pending or a decree or Award or order of dismissal has already been passed by any such court, tribunal, arbitrator or forum.
  5. The complaint if not frivolous or vexatious in nature.

Name & Address of Banking Ombudsman

Area of operation

Shri.G.C.Agarwal

C/O Reserve Bank of India

M.G.Road, Post Box No.82

KANPUR 208001

 

Uttar Pradesh (excluding Ghaziabad District)

Shri.S.K.Soni

Jeevan Bharti Building

Tower No.1, 7th Floor

124, Connaught Circus

NEW DELHI 110011

 

Delhi, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir and Ghasiabad District of Uttar Pradesh

Shri.P.V.A.Rama Rao

C/O Reserve Bank of India

Hoshangabad Road

P.O.Box No.32

Bhopal 462011

 

Madhya Pradesh

Shri.B.K.R.Rao, I.P.S.

C/O Reserve Bank of India

10/3/8, Nrupatunga Road 

BANGALORE 560002

 

Karnataka

Shri.S.A.Rahman

C/O Reserve Bank of India

New Office Building

Sector 17, Central Vista

CHANDIGARH  160017

 

Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and the Union Territory of Chandigarh

Shri.S.A.Hussain

C/O Reserve Bank of India

6-1-56, Secretariat Road

Saifabad

HYDERABAD 500004

 

Andhra Pradesh

C/O Reserve Bank of India

South of Gandhi Maidan 

Patna 800001

 

Bihar

Shri.H.N.Das, I.A.S.

C/O Reserve Bank of India

Station Road, Pan Bazar

GUWAHATI 781001

 

Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizorum, Nagaland and Tripura

Dr.Sitakant Mahapatra, I.A.S.

C/O Reserve Bank of India 

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Marg

BHUBANESWAR 751001

 

Orissa

Shri.R.Ramalingam, I.P.S.

Challa Mall, 8th Floor

11/11A Sir Thyagaraya Road

T.Nagar, Chennai  600017

 

Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Shri.S.L.Bose, I.A.S.

C/O Reserve Bank of India

15, Netaji Subhash Road 

CALCUTTA 700001

 

West Bengal and Sikkim

Shri.S.A.Kamath

C/O Reserve Bank fo India

La Gajjar Chambers

Ashram Road

AHMEDABAD   380009

 

Gujarat, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu

Shri.C.Harikumar

C/O Reserve Bank of India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - 695033

 

Thiruvananthapuram

Dr.M.C.Bhandari

C/O Reserve Bank of India

Ram Bagh Circle

Tonk Road, P.O.Box No.12

JAIPUR   302004

 

Rajasthan

Shri.J.R.Prabhu

C/O Reserve Bank of India

Garment House

Ground Floor

Dr.Annie Besant Road

Worli

MUMBAI 400018

 

Maharashtra and Goa

 

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