Government Seeks another Bail-out!

  Government Seeks another Bail-out! New Delhi, 13 January 2019: Financial Accountability Network India (FAN India) condemns the government’s move to seek another round of funds from Reserve Bank of India (RBI). This comes in just months after the RBI approved Rs. 1.76 Lac Crore (including Rs. 52,637 crore from…

Public Statement: Communalising Banking

New Delhi, December 27, 2019: Financial Accountability Network India condemns RBI’s amendment of Foreign Exchange Management Regulations (FEMA) Act, that requires customers with a Non-Resident Ordinary (NRO) account to identify their religion for their ‘Know your Customer’ (KYC) details. The changes, which are in tandem with the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)…

Bank Charges: Penalising The Poor Continues, As Corporates Enjoy Rs. 6 Lakh Crore Write-Offs

Public Statement | 27.11.2019 New Delhi: The public sector banks collected just under Rs 2000 crore in 2018-19 as a penalty for not maintaining the minimum balance in savings bank accounts. This was revealed by the Minister of State for Finance, Mr. Anurag Thakur in the Lok Sabha on Monday…

Support Bank Strike against Mergers and Bank Charges

For Immediate Release Support Bank Strike against Mergers and Bank Charges September 23, 2019: Financial Accountability Network, India stands in solidarity with the strikes and protest actions announced by the bank officers and employee unions. Four officers’ unions All India Bank Officer’s Confederation (AIBOC), the All India Bank Officer’s Association (AIBOA),…

Mergers to result in global banks? They would be worth $4 bn vs big banks’ capital $70-80 bn

Four officers’ unions, All India Bank Officer’s Confederation (AIBOC), the All India Bank Officer’s Association (AIBOA), the Indian National Bank Officer’s Congress (INBOC) and the National Organization of Bank Officers (NOBO), have called for a strike on September 26 and 27 to protest against the merger of 10 state-run banks…

Statement on the Misleading Media Reports on SBI’s Service Charges

For Immediate Release Media Reporting on Bank Charges Misleading: SBI Continues to Fleece its Customers!! Public Statement by Financial Accountability Network India. September 23, 2019: There has been misleading media reports, which claimed that State Bank of India has revised various services charges. The reports claimed that there has been a…

Bank Mergers did on behalf of Corporates: Sitaram Yechury

For Immediate Release Bank Mergers did on behalf of Corporates: Sitaram Yechury Economists, Unionists and Political Party leaders discuss RBI reserve fund transfer & bank mergers New Delhi, September 3, 2019: “The transfer of RBI’s surplus to the government destabilises the RBI, makes India vulnerable in an on-going global and…

Banks merger ‘reflects’ Modi’s pro-corporate slant: Public sector units deserve to die

Several civil rights organizations, trade unions and their representatives have called the recent Government of India announcement of the merger of 10 public sector banks (PSBs) as a systematic step towards “privatising” them, adding, it is line with “a slew of waivers” for the so-called wealth creators, who are actually…

Transferring RBI surplus to govt, banks” merger to aggravate economic slowdown: Yechury

New Delhi, Sep 3 The twin moves of transferring RBI surplus to the Union government and merger of banks will further aggravate the slowdown the Indian economy is facing, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Tuesday. Speaking at a debate hosted by the Financial Accountability Network, he said the…

Mergers! Systematic Privatisation of Public Sector Banks

For Immediate Release Mergers! Systematic Privatisation of Public Sector Banks New Delhi, September 2, 2019: We the undersigned organisations and individuals condemn the Government’s decision to merge 10 Public Sector Banks (PSBs) and demand immediate withdrawal of the mergers; Stop Privatisation of the PSBs; Take genuine actions to recover bad…