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Origin of Bank’s
Regional Rural banks (RRBs) in India were established by Government of India, under provisions of RRBs Act 1976, enacted by the Indian Parliament.
With a view to develop the rural economy by catering the basic banking needs for the purpose of development of Agriculture, Trade, Commerce, Industry and other productive activities in the rural areas, credit and other facilities, particularly to the small and marginal farmers, Agricultural Labourers, Artisans and small entrepreneurs and for matters connected therewith and individuals thereto.
RRBs have now become an Integral part of the Indian banking System. Like other public sector Banks RRBs are established by Govt. of. India and are scheduled & notified by Reserve Bank of India.
RRBs are jointly owned by Government of India(GOI), Sponsor Bank and the concerned State Government and with share proportion 50%,35% & 15% respectively.
Govt.of.India with a view to improve the operational viability and efficiency of RRBs, initiated the process of Structural Consolidation by amalgamating RRBS. The amalgamated RRBs were expected to provide better customer service with improved infrastructure, expanding area of operation with combined network, Improved technology with innovative IT, improvement of combined workforce, strategic marketing efforts. etc.
Karnataka Gramin Bank with its Head office at Ballari under the sponsorship of Canara Bank came to existence on 01.04.2019 as per the gazette Notification of Government of India No.852 dated 22.02.2019 with amalgamation of 2RRBs i.ePragathi Krishna Gramin Bank (Sponsored by Canara Bank with Head Office at Ballari) &KaveriGrameena Bank (Sponsored by State Bank of India with Head Office at Mysuru).
What is IFSC Code
IFSC is short for Indian Financial System Code and represents the 11 digit character that you can usually see on your bank’s cheque leaves, or other bank sponsored material. This 11 character code helps identify the individual bank branches that participate in the various online money transfer options like NEFT and RTGS.
How to find IFSC Code?
Ways to find IFSC codes
- IFSC code can be found on cheque leaf and bank passbook of the respective bank.
- Banks and respective branch list of IFSC codes can be obtained from Reserve Bank of India’s website.
- The IFSC code of a particular bank can also be found on the banks’ official website.
Benefits of IFSC Code
Benefits of IFSC Code are :
- Helps to identify a Bank and its respective branch
- Eliminates errors in the process of fund transfer
- Transfers done with IFSC such as NEFT, RTGS and IMPS are accurate
What is MICR Code
MICR or Magnetic Ink Character Recognition Code is a 9 digit code used for faster processing of cheques. MICR number is also unique for every bank branch, hence it helps in uniquely identifying the bank and branch participating in an Electronic Clearing System (ECS). MICR Code like IFSC is a combination of 3 essential components:
- The first 3 digits represent the city code.
- The middle 3 represent the particular bank code.
- The last 3 digits represent the specific branch code
Benefits of MICR Code
Benefits of MICR Codes are:
MICR code enables efficient, quick and error-free processing of cheques. This is possible with magnetic ink, reading machines and technology used in MICR.
Difference between IFSC and MICR code
ink character recognition code (MICR) is a technology that enables faster
processing of cheques by recognizing unique characters printed on the cheque.
MICR consists of a 9 digit code. The
first three digits of the MICR code represent the city, the next three give the
bank code and the last three digits denote the branch of the bank. Similar to
an IFSC code, every branch of a bank has a specific MICR code. While IFSC is
used for online fund transactions, MICR is used for cheques.
Let’s understand the difference between IFSC and MICR