Guidelines for merger of UCBs (having negative net worth) with DICGC support

The following guidelines are laid down for considering sanction of scheme of mergers of UCBs (having negative net worth) with DICGC support.

1. Eligibility

1.1 Mergers of UCBs with DICGC support may be considered by the Reserve Bank in legacy cases, i.e. in case of UCBs, whose net worth was assessed negative through statutory inspections with reference to their financial position as on March 31, 2007 or earlier.

1.2 The UCB to be merged should be registered either in a State, which has signed MOU with the Reserve Bank or under the Multi-State Cooperative Societies Act, 2002, where RCS concerned assures to order merger in public interest as provided under the respective State Cooperative Societies Act or where CRCS prepares a scheme of amalgamation under Section 18 of the Multi-State Cooperative Societies Act, 2002.

1.3 Merger proposals may be considered where the transferee bank complies with the prudential parameters post-merger.

2. Essential conditions

2.1 Audit-cum-Due diligence

The audit-cum-due diligence should be carried out in respect of the transferor bank with reference to the financial position as at the close of business of the day immediately preceding the effective date of merger. For this purpose, independent auditors (chartered accountants) may be appointed by the transferee bank with the concurrence of DICGC.

2.2 Valuation of assets & liabilities

The valuations of assets and liabilities of the transferor bank should be as per the guidelines given in Annex II. The assets should be grouped into two categories, viz. liquid or readily realizable (hereafter called as "readily realizable assets") and non-readily realizable or bad and doubtful (hereafter called as "non-readily realizable assets"). The "readily realizable assets" are those, which are considered to be realizable and have fair market value; and "non-readily realizable assets" are those, which do not have fair market value.

2.3 Deposit coverage ratio

2.3.1 The scheme of merger should provide the proportion of deposits of the transferor bank, which will be paid by the transferee bank out of the ''''readily realizable assets'''' of the transferor bank and from its own contribution, hereafter referred to as "deposit coverage ratio". The deposit coverage ratio shall not be less than 65%. Higher deposit coverage ratio may be insisted upon depending upon the RBI assessment.

2.3.2 The "deposit coverage ratio" may be worked out in the following manner:
(a) The amount due to...

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