Unauthorised / Erroneous Debit
In case verification of the entry reported to be erroneous by the customer does not involve a third party, the bank will endeavor to complete the process of verification within a maximum period of seven working days from the date of reporting of erroneous debit. In case, the verification involves a third party or where verification is to be done at overseas centers, the bank shall complete the verification process within a maximum period of one month from the date of reporting of erroneous transaction by the customer.
Erroneous transactions reported by customers in respect of credit card operations which require specific reference to a merchant establishment will be handled as per rules laid down by card association.
Where it is established that bank had issued and activated a credit card without written consent of the recipient, the bank would not only reverse the charges immediately but also pay a penalty with out demur to the recipient amounting to twice the value of charges reversed as per regulatory guidelines in this regard.
The compensation on account of delays in collection of instruments would be as indicated in the bank`s collection policy.
Payment of Cheques after Stop Payment Instruct ions
In case a cheque has been paid after stop payment instruction is acknowledged by the bank, the bank shall reverse the transaction within two working days after receiving the intimation and give value-dated credit to protect the interest of the customer. Any consequential financial loss to the customer will be compensated as provided under para 2.1.
ECS direct debits / other debits to accounts
The bank will undertake to carry out direct debit / ECS debit instructions of customers in time. In the event the bank fails to meet such commitments customer will be compensated to the extent of any financial loss customer would incur on account of delay in carrying out the instruction / failure to carry out the instructions.
The bank would debit the customer`s account with any applicable service charge as per schedule of charges notified by the bank from time to time and displayed on bank`s website www.pnbindia.in, which will be a notice to the public at large. In the event the bank levies any charge in violation of the arrangement, the bank will reverse the charges when pointed out by the customer subject to scrutiny of agreed terms and conditions. Any consequential financial loss to the customer will also be compensated.
Delay in collection of local cheques and other Negotiable Instruments:
All cheques and other negotiable instruments payable locally would be presented through the Clearing System prevailing at the centre. Bank would give credit to the customer account on the day the clearing settlement takes place.
Interest for delayed collection shall be paid at the following rates:
If the proceeds of cheque under collection were to be credited to Savings Bank or Current account of the customer, interest at the rate of Saving Bank Rate for the period of delay.
If the proceeds of cheque under collection were to be credited to an overdraft/loan account of the customer, interest will be paid at the rate applicable to the overdraft/loan account.
Delay in Collection of Outstation Cheques and other Negotiable Instruments in India
As part of the compensation policy of the bank, the bank will pay interest to its customer on the amount of collection instruments in case there is delay in giving credit beyond the time period specified in banks cheque collection policy. Such interest shall be paid without any demand from customers in all type of accounts. There shall be no distinction between instruments drawn on the bank’s own branches or on other banks for the purpose of payment of interest on delayed collection.
Interest for delayed collection shall be paid at the following rates:
If the proceeds of cheque under collection were to be credited to Savings Bank or Current account of the customer,
Savings Bank rate for the period of delay beyond 7/10/14 days as the case may be in collection of outstation cheques.
Where the delay is beyond 14 days but up to 90 days, interest will be paid at the rate applicable to term deposit for the corresponding period or Saving Bank rate, whichever is higher.
In case of extraordinary delay, i.e. delays exceeding 90 days interest will be paid at the rate of 2% above the rate applicable to term deposit for the corresponding period.
If the proceeds of cheque under collection were to be credited to an overdraft / loan account of the customer,
Interest will be paid at the rate applicable to the loan account. For extraordinary delays, i.e. delays exceeding 90 days interest will be paid at the rate of 2% above the rate applicable to the loan account.
It may be noted that interest payment as given above would be applicable only for instruments sent for collection within India and when the amount calculated is Rs. 10/- and above. Interest amount will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.
Delay in Collection of Cheques / Instruments (Payable Outside India)
The compensation on account of delays in collection of instruments would be as per the FEDAI Rules (7.1 Edition) Rule 4.5 for Cheques / Instruments which reads as under:
Authorized Dealers shall pay or send Intimation, as the case may be, to the beneficiary in two working days from the date of receipt of credit advice / nostro statement. In case of delay, the bank shall pay the beneficiary interest @ 2 % over its savings bank interest rate.
Payment of Penal Interest for delayed credit/refunds of NEFT transactions
In case of delay in crediting the beneficiary customer`s account or in returning the uncredited amount to the remitter in case of NEFT, Bank shall pay penal interest at the current RBI LAF Repo Rate plus two percent for the period of delay/till the date of refund as the case may be to the affected customer suo moto, without waiting for claim from customers.
Customer Facilitation Centres (CFCs) have been established to handle customer queries/complaints regarding NEFT transactions. The contact details of CFCs are available on website of the Bank as well as the website of RBI for easy availability to the customers. Further, Bank shall keep the contact details of their CFCs, set up to handle customer queries/complaints regarding NEFT transactions, updated at all times. Changes, if an y, should be advised by the Bank immediately to the National Clearing Cell, Nar iman Point, RBI for updating the central directory placed on RBI website. Bank shall also ensure that calls made/e-mails sent to the CFCs are promptly attended to and sufficient resources are dedicated for the same.
Payment of compensation to the Exporters in respect of delayed credit relating to bills negotiated/sent on collection basis.
On receipt of credit advice/statement of Nostro/Vostro account and compliance of guidelines, requirements of the Bank and FEMA, the Bank shall transfer funds to the credit of exporter`s account within two working days.
If the above stipulated time limit is not observed, Bank shall pay compensation for the delayed period at the minimum interest rate charged on export credit as advised by RBI from time to time.
Delay in payment of Inward Remittance
Bank shall pay or send intimation, as the case may be, to the beneficiary within two working days from the date of receipt of credit advice/nostro statement.
In case of delay, Bank shall pay the beneficiary interest @ 2% over the savings bank interest rate.
Cheques / Instruments lost in transit / in clearing process/ at paying bank`s branch:
In the event a cheque or an instrument accepted for collection is lost in transit or in the clearing process or at the paying bank`s branch, the bank shall immediately on coming to know of the loss, bring the same to the notice of the accountholder so that the accountholder can inform the drawer to record stop payment and also take care that cheques, if any, issued by him / her are not dishonoured due to non–credit of the amount of the lost cheques / instruments. The bank would provide all assistance to the customer to obtain a duplicate instrument from the drawer of the cheque.
The bank will compensate the accountholder in respect of instruments lost in transit in the following way:
In case intimation regarding loss of instrument is conveyed to the customer beyond the time limit stipulated for collection (7/10/14 days as the case may be) interest will be paid for the period exceeding the stipulated collection period at the rates specified under clause 2.4.
In addition, bank will pay interest on the amount of the cheque for a further period of 15 days at Savings Bank rate to provide for likely further delay in obtaining duplicate cheque/instrument and collection thereof.
The bank would also compensate the customer for any reasonable charges he/she incurs in getting duplicate cheque/instrument upon production of receipt, in the event the instrument is to be obtained from a bank/ institution who would charge a fee for issue of duplicate instrument.
Delay in Issue of duplicate draft
Duplicate draft will be issued within a fortnight from the receipt of such request from the purchaser thereof. For delay beyond the above stipulated period, interest at the rate applicable for fixed deposit of corresponding period will be paid as compensation to the customer for such delay . The period of fortnight prescribed would be applicable only in cases where the request for duplicate demand draft is made by the purchaser or the beneficiary and would not be applicable in the case of third party endorsements.
ATM Failure to dispense cash/short cash
It is mandatory for bank to reimburse the customer, the amount wrongfully debited on account of failed ATM transactions within a maximum period of 7 (seven) working days from the receipt of the customer complaint. For any failure to re-credit the customer`s account within 7 (seven) working days from the date of receipt of the complaint, bank shall pay compensation of Rs.100/- per day to the aggrieved customer. This compensation shall be credited to the customer`s account automatically without any claim from the customer, on the same day when bank affords the credit for the failed ATM transactions.
Customer is entitled to receive such compensation only if claim is lodged with the issuer bank within 30 days of the date of transaction.
Further, this is applicable for domestic ATM transactions only. Details of charge back in case of ATM transaction by a customer of the bank when he uses other bank ATM may be included.
All disputes regarding ATM failed transactions shall be settled by the issuing and the acquiring bank through the ATM System Provider only. No bilateral settlement arrangement outside the dispute resolution mechanism available with the System Provider is permissible. This measure is intended to bring down the instances of disputes in payment of compensation between the issuing and acquiring banks.
Delay in disbursement of revised pension and arrears
All the pensioners are compensated for the delay period, if delay is on the part of the Bank, beyond the due date at a fixed interest rate of 8%. Compensation shall be credited automatically without any claim from the pensioner on the same day when the bank affords the credit.