Bank Lockers New Rules From 2022: If you keep money, jewelry, jewelery or other important documents in the locker of banks, then it is very important for you to know this news. RBI has issued new rules regarding the lockers of banks, which have come into effect from January 1, 2022. According to this new rule, the liability of banks in case of arson, theft, building collapse or fraud by bank employees will be limited to 100 times the annual rent of its locker.
RBI made rules
Actually, after the order of the court, RBI has made this rule on the accountability of banks regarding bank lockers. RBI has issued instructions for all banks regarding locker management. The new instructions will be applicable to both the existing safe deposit lockers and safe custody of goods with banks. Banks provide lockers to their customers to keep expensive things and important papers safe. All government and private banks provide locker facility, in return for which they also charge annual fees from the customers.
Supreme Court had directed
In February 2021, the Supreme Court had directed the RBI to frame a uniform rule for all banks regarding locker management within 6 months.
Banks’ responsibility will be 100 times
In case of fraud, fire, theft, building collapse or fraud by bank employees, the liability of the banks will be limited to 100 times the annual rent of the locker. Banks cannot claim that they are not responsible to their customers for the loss of goods kept in the locker.
New agreement from January 1, 2023
From January 1, 2023, banks will start a new agreement with the locker holders. Banks will enforce the Doft Locker Agreement by IBA.