Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC)

Deposit Insurance: Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) was set up by RBI with the intention of insuring the deposits of individuals. The deposit insurance scheme covers:
• All commercial banks, including branches of foreign banks operating in India, and Regional Rural Banks
• Eligible co-operative banks. The insurance scheme covers savings account, current account, term deposits and 30 recurring accounts. However, the following deposits are not covered by the scheme:
• Deposit of Central / State Government
• Deposit of foreign governments
• Inter-bank deposits
• Deposits received outside India
In order for depositers in a bank to benefit from the insurance scheme, the bank should have paid DICGC the specified insurance premium (10 paise per annum per Rs. 100 of deposit).
Under the Scheme, in the event of liquidation, reconstruction or amalgamation of an insured bank, every depositor of that bank is entitled to repayment of the deposits held by him in the same right and same capacity in all branches of that bank upto an aggregate monetary ceiling of Rs. 1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh). Both principal and interest are covered, upto the prescribed ceiling.

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