RBI has introduced “THE BANKING OMBUDSMAN SCHEME 2006” to handle the customer problems which bank is not able to solve or any banking service from which customer is not satisfied then customer can file his complaint with Banking Ombudsmen either online or written complaint can be sent to authorized appoint Banking Ombudsman (Check the Address of Banking Ombudsmen for Your Area State) and there is Application format for filing complaint with Banking Ombudsmen.
But Before Filing Complaint with Banking Ombudsmen one should file Complaint with Bank and take the receipt not on your copy from bank employee or file complaint directly on Bank Call Center Numbers are given on Bank website. If you have filed your complaint with Bank Call Center or Bank Grievance Cell then always take Compliant Number for your Complaint.
GROUNDS OF COMPLAINT (File Your Complaint Against Your Bank Online with Banking Ombudsmen)
(1) Any person may file a complaint with the Banking Ombudsman having jurisdiction on any one of the following grounds alleging deficiency in banking including internet banking or other services.
(a) non-payment or inordinate delay in the payment or collection of cheques, drafts, bills etc.;
(b) non-acceptance, without sufficient cause, of small denomination notes tendered for any purpose, and for charging of commission in respect thereof;
(c) non-acceptance, without sufficient cause, of coins tendered and for charging of commission in respect thereof;
(d) non-payment or delay in payment of inward remittances ;
(e) failure to issue or delay in issue of drafts, pay orders or bankers’ cheques;
(f) non-adherence to prescribed working hours ;
(g) failure to provide or delay in providing a banking facility (other than loans and advances) promised in writing by a bank or its direct selling agents;
(h) delays, non-credit of proceeds to parties’ accounts, non-payment of deposit or non-observance of the Reserve Bank directives, if any,applicable to rate of interest on deposits in any savings, current or other account maintained with a bank ;
(i) complaints from Non-Resident Indians having accounts in India in relation to their remittances from abroad, deposits and other bank related matters;
(j) refusal to open deposit accounts without any valid reason for refusal;
(k) levying of charges without adequate prior notice to the customer;
(l) non-adherence by the bank or its subsidiaries to the instructions of Reserve Bank on ATM/Debit card operations or credit card operations;
(m) non-disbursement or delay in disbursement of pension (to the extent the grievance can be attributed to the action on the part of the bank concerned, but not with regard to its employees);
(n) refusal to accept or delay in accepting payment towards taxes, as required by Reserve Bank/Government;
(o) refusal to issue or delay in issuing, or failure to service or delay in servicing or redemption of Government securities;
(p) forced closure of deposit accounts without due notice or without sufficient reason;
(q) refusal to close or delay in closing the accounts;
(r) non-adherence to the fair practices code as adopted by the bank;
(s)non-adherence to the provisions of the Code of Bank’s Commitments to Customers issued by Banking Codes and Standards Board of India and as adopted by the bank ;
(t) non-observance of Reserve Bank guidelines on engagement of recovery agents by banks; and
(u) any other matter relating to the violation of the directives issued by the Reserve Bank in relation to banking or other services.
2.A complaint on any one of the following grounds alleging deficiency in banking service in respect of loans and advances may be filed with the Banking Ombudsman having jurisdiction:
(a) non-observance of Reserve Bank Directives on interest rates;
(b) delays in sanction, disbursement or non-observance of prescribed time schedule for disposal of loan applications;
(c) non-acceptance of application for loans without furnishing valid reasons to the applicant; and
(d) non-adherence to the provisions of the fair practices code for lenders as adopted by the bank or Code of Bank’s Commitment to Customers, as the case may be;
(e) non-observance of Reserve Bank guidelines on engagement of recovery agents by banks; and
(f) non-observance of any other direction or instruction of the Reserve Bank as may be specified by the Reserve Bank for this purpose from time to time.
(3) The Banking Ombudsman may also deal with such other matter as may be specified by the Reserve Bank from time to time in this behalf.