RBI allows banks in urban areas to shift,merge and close units without prior permission

Q.  As per the notification by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 6th Aug’15, in which areas the banks are allowed to shift, merge or close branches without seeking its prior permission?
- Published on 08 Sep 15

a. Urban Areas
b. Rural Areas
c. Semi-Rural Areas
d. Semi-Urban Areas

ANSWER: Urban Areas
In a notification on its website, RBI said banks can “shift, merge or close all branches except rural branches and sole semi-urban branches at their discretion”. Shifting, merging or closing a branch in a rural area or a sole branch in a semi-urban area would, however, continue to require prior permission from RBI.

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