Number of banks nationalized in 1969

Q.  How many banks were nationalized in India in the year 1969?
- Published on 17 Feb 17

a. 12
b. 29
c. 14
d. 6

The Government of India issued an ordinance ('Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Ordinance, 1969') and nationalized the 14 largest commercial banks with effect from the midnight of 19 July 1969.

Following is the list of 14 major banks that were nationalized -
  • Central Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Dena Bank
  • Punjab National Bank
  • Syndicate Bank
  • Canara Bank
  • Indian Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Union Bank
  • Allahabad Bank
  • United Bank of India
  • UCO Bank
  • Bank of India

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