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RBI imposes monetary penalty on Swagatam Marketing

ANI | Updated: Aug 22, 2022 18:41 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 22 (ANI): The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday said it has imposed a monetary penalty on Swagatam Marketing Private Limited, Kolkata, for non-compliance with NBFC-related norms.
The RBI has imposed Rs 1 lakh monetary penalty through an order dated August 16, 2022.
The central bank has imposed the penalty for contravention of/ non-compliance with the directions issued by RBI to Non-Banking Financial Company (Non-Systemically Important, Non-Deposit taking) regarding Change in Management.

This penalty has been imposed in exercise of powers vested in RBI under clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 58G read with clause (aa) of sub-section (5) of section 58B of the Reserve Bank of the lndia Act, 1934, taking into account the failure of the company to adhere to the aforesaid directions issued by RBI, the central bank said in a statement.
"This action is based on deficiencies in regulatory compliance and is not intended to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the company with its customers," the RBI said.
A reference was received from the Department of Supervision, Kolkata regarding Swagatam Marketing Private Limited, a Non-Systemically Important and Non-Deposit taking Non-Banking Financial Company, indicating that the company had changed its management without prior approval of the Reserve Bank of India thereby failing to adhere to the extant RBI directions.
Based on the same, a Notice was issued to the company advising it to show cause as to why penalty should not be imposed for non-compliance with the directions.
After considering the company's reply and oral submissions made by it during Personal Hearing, RBI came to the conclusion that the aforementioned charge of non-compliance with RBI directions was substantiated and warranted imposition of monetary penalty. (ANI)