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EXPLANATORY NOTES ON DI - RETURN

 
1. General Explanations

Deposit Insurance Return (DI-Return), framed under Regulation 19(3) of DICGC General Regulations,1961 and Sub-section (1) of Section 34 of DICGC Act, 1961, is the specified form for reporting the deposit base on which premium payable by an insured bank for a particular half year is calculated and the distribution of deposit accounts according to the size of deposits for the purpose of estimation of insured deposits. 

(a) Periodicity and timing of submission

The DI-Return form, in DUPLICATE, must reach the DICGC, Mumbai as per the following schedule: 

For the Half- Year

Last Date for submission of DI-Return and premium

April-September

Last Working Day of May

October-March

Last Working Day of November 

If the last working day of May/November is declared a public holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act 1881, the preceding working day is treated as last working day.

(b) Penalty for willful falsification / omission of material statements in DI- Return

Under Section 47(2) of the DICGC Act, 1961, if the insured bank fails to furnish DI-Returns within the above prescribed time limit, it shall be punishable with fine up to 2000 for each such offence and additional fine up to 100/- per day during which the failure continues after conviction for the first such failure. 

(c) Penalty for failure in timely submission of DI- Return 

Under Section 47(2) of the DICGC Act, 1961, if the insured bank fails to furnish DI-Returnswithin the above prescribed time limit, it shall be punishable with fine up to 2000 for each such offence and additional fine up to 100/- per day during which the failure continues after conviction for the first such failure. 

(d) Penal Interest for delay in paying half-yearly premium 

Under Section 15 of the DICGC Act, 1961 read with Regulation 20 of the DICGC General Regulation,1961, failure to pay full or part of the premium in above prescribed time limit will attract penal interest at the rate of Bank Rate + 8% per annum on the default amount from the beginning of the half-year till the date of receipt of payment at DICGC, Mumbai. 

2. DI- Return : Filling up the Printed Form 

(a) Header Information

  • Please select / tick the category of the DI- Return. It is “Original", if being submitted for the first time for the relevant half-year. In all other cases, it is “Revised".
  • Please select / mention the relevant half-year which the DI-Return is meant for indicated by the Month / Year format. The Return for April-September Half Year will be Sep./200N and October-March will be Mar./200N.

    Example :
    • For paying premium based on the deposits of 31st March 2009, the relevant half-year for DI-Return / premium payment will be Sep./2009
    • For paying premium based on the deposits of 30th September 2009, the relevant half-year for DIReturn / premium payment will be Mar./2010. 
  • Please select or mention the DICGC Registration No. and Bank Code delimited by “ / " ; Example: MH348/43232 
  • The name and address of the insured bank is displayed / to be written by the bank submitting the Return. The address should be correct and as registered with the DICGC.Any discrepancy in displayed names and addresses may be brought to the notice of DICGC for rectification. 
  • The last date for submission of the DI-Return / Premium will be displayed or mentioned as Per following convention: 

    Half- Year

    Last Date for submission of DI-Return  & premium at the Corporation 

    April-September

    Last Working Day of May

    October-March

    Last Working Day of November

    If the last working day of May/November is declared a public holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act 1881, the preceding working day is treated as last working day.

  • If the date of premium payment is after the above last date, please enter / write the date of payment of the premium so that the interest on delayed payment is correctly calculated. You may also ensure to pay the amount of interest payable on account of delayed submission.
Item No.1
  • The insured bank has to state the total deposits of the bank in India as at the close of business on the last working day of the previous half year, as it appears in its audited / unaudited balance sheet as on that date. Banks reporting unaudited deposit figures in the original DI-Returns must subsequently submit revised DI-Returns with audited figures only if the total deposits or any relevant component thereof as reported in the original DI-Returns has undergone change. Failure to do so would amount to willful omission / falsification of material facts and would attract action under Section 47(1) of the DICGC Act, 1961.
  • Assessable Deposit figures should be rounded off to the nearest thousand of rupees e.g. the deposits of 21,57,001/- to 21,57,499/- should be shown as 21,57,000/- and the deposits of 21,57,500/- to 21,57,999/- should be shown as 21,58,000/-. (Instructions applicable for all sub-items, item 2 and 3).
Item No. 1(a)
  • The insured bank has to report the amount of deposits of any foreign government included in the total deposit figures at item 1 above. Deposits held in the individual names of embassy officials do not form part of this item.
Item No. 1(b)
  • If the bank is authorized to maintain government accounts, the insured bank has to report the amount of deposits in the name of the Government of India or any of its Ministries / Departments included in the total deposit figures at item 1 above. This includes Security Deposits (Earnest Money) held in the name of Government. 
Item No. 1(c)
  • If the bank is authorized to maintain state government accounts, the insured bank has to report the amount of deposits in the name of any of the State Governments of India or any of its Ministries / Departments included in the total deposit figures at item 1 above. This includes Security Deposits (Earnest Money) held in the name of Government. 
Note on item No. 1(b) and 1(c) :

The following items, if included in item No. 1 should not be included in item No.1(b) or 1(c) and if not included in item No. 1, should be included in item No. 2:  

  • Deposits of local authorities and quasi-government bodies like Municipal Corporations, District Boards, Housing and electricity Boards etc. which are separate legal entities. 
  • Deposits of autonomous or statutory bodies, Government owned Corporations, Government Companies, Life Insurance Corporation, Industrial and State Financial Corporation etc. 
  • Security Deposits and Earnest Monies held in the name of Government Departments on account of constituents which are payable to the constituents, if not claimed by Government.
  • Deposits held in the individual names of Government and Regimental Officers etc.
Item No. 1(d)
  • The insured bank has to state the sum of all types of monies belonging to and deposits in the names of banking companies, co-operative banks, and deposits of State Land Development Bank in India which are included in the total deposit figures at item 1 above. This includes Security Deposits (Earnest Money) held in the name of any other bank.
Item No. 1(e)

(i) The insured bank has to state the sum of all types of deposits specifically exempted by DICGC with prior approval of RBI. 

Examples of such items: 

  • Share Call Money, Deposit Godown Locks, Staff Guarantee Fund, Share Suspense Account. 
  • Margin held separately for the specific purpose of appropriation in a contingency.
Item No.2

(i) The insured bank has to state the balances appearing in its accounts (but) which are not clubbed under total deposit figure at item No. 1. 

Examples of such items :

  • Credit balances in Cash Credit Accounts 
  • Margin Held against Letters of Credits, Guarantees, Bills purchased etc., if these amounts are held in an account of the depositors marking merely lien or instructions as to disposal.
  • Deposits held as security for advances or employees security deposits or staff cash security.
  • Accrued Interest on Fixed and other Term deposits. 
  • Mail and Telegraphic transfer from one deposit to another. 
  • Amount received for credit of deposit account but held in “Suspense" pending receipt of full particulars or compliance with some formalities. 
  • The following types of “Suspense" Deposits are, however, not to be clubbed under deposits. 

    • Proceeds of bills received for collection held in “Suspense" pending remittance or compliance with certain formalities connected with the remittance.
    • Amounts Held in “Suspense" for appropriation towards any amount due to the Bank.When payment has been received in respect of an advance and the same is held in “Suspense" on account of some dispute or compliance with some formalities, such amount would not be a “deposit. as it is efinitely meant to be appropriated towards the amount due.
    • Taxes collected and held in “Suspense“ account for payment to the government authorities clarified in item no. 1(b) and 1(c). 
  • Overdue term deposits and unclaimed deposits / balances. 
  • Provident Fund Balances relating to bank.s own staff. 
  • Deposits of local authorities and quasi Government bodies like Municipal Corporations,district Boards, Housing and Electricity Boards etc., which are separate legal entities. 
  • Deposits of autonomous or statutory bodies, Government owned Corporations, Government companies, Life Insurance Corporation, Industrial and State Financial Corporation etc. 
  • Security deposits and earnest monies held in name of Government departments on account of constituents which are payable to constituents, if not claimed by Government. 
  • Deposits held in the individual names of Government and Embassy officials, Regimental officers etc. 
  • Un-presented Drafts and Payment Orders held in the depositors accounts. 
  • Staff Security Deposits deposited in a scheduled bank as per provisions of Companies Act, 1956. 
  • Balances held in „Sundry Creditors. for the purpose of credit to depositors. accounts. 
  • Recurring deposits which have ceased to be deposits due to non-payment by clients, pending refund. 
  • Deposits in Non-Resident Rupee Accounts 
  • Provident Fund balances relating to a bank.s staff held by bank before they are transferred to provident Fund Commissioner. 
  • Balances of small Farmers Development Agency (SFDA), Fish Farmers Development Agencies (FFDA). District Rural Development Agency (DRDA). 
  • Reserve Fund of Societies held with District / Central Co-operative banks.
  • Daily collections of “Pigmy deposits. credited to “Sundry Creditors" Accounts. 
  • Surplus credited to “Sundry Creditors" Accounts after appropriating loan due from the proceeds of Term Deposits. 
  • Balances held in FCNR Accounts. 
  • Amounts representing Pay Orders/ Bankers Cheques / Demand Drafts issued by closing deposit accounts with or without reference to depositors, but remaining unpaid.
Item No.3 

The assessable deposit, is derived from the preceding items by adding the gross value of deposits as per DICGC Act,1961 i.e. using the formula Items [1-(a+b+c+d+e)+2]. 

Item No. 4 
  • Premium Due on the assessable deposit reported at Item No. 4 is calculated by simply applying the current premium rate i.e 10 paise per 100 of deposits per annum (i.e 0.10%) or 5 paise per 100 of deposits per half-year (i.e 0.05 %) to the assessable deposits. More specifically Current Premium Payable = Assessable Deposit (Item No.3) X 0.05 % OR = Assessable Deposit (Item No.3) X 0.0005. 
  • This amount is automatically calculated in the on-line version of the DI-return form and has to be calculated and stated in case of the manual Returns. 
  • The amount has to be reported in actual rupees (not in „000.s) unlike previous items. 
Item No. 5
  • Amount of Service tax on premium at item no.4 as per prevailing Service Tax rate of that respective half year.
  • Amount of Education Cess on Service Tax @ 5)(a)
  • Amount of Secondary and Higher Education Cess on Service Tax @ 5)(a)
  • Total of Service Tax payable on premium at item no.4
Item No. 6
  • The penal interest on shortfall / delay in payment of the current premium dues & total Service tax in its entirety needs to be reported / paid, only if the date of actual receipt of the premium at DICGC, Mumbai is beyond the last date for payment of premium as reported against item sixth Header Item (i.e. one above the item No.1) as per Regulation 20 of the DICGC General Regulations, 1961 
  • The amount on which the penal interest has to be calculated is the premium & total Service tax amount (full or part) which was not paid on or before the last date for such payments being received at DICGC, Mumbai for the corresponding Half Year. 
  • The rate of interest to be applied will be the Bank Rate + 8 %. In case of change of Bank Rate during the calculation period, the appropriate Bank Rate will be applied to particular days. 
  • In case of delay in payment of premium, the penal interest has to be computed from the first day of the corresponding half-year till the date of receipt of the amount 7 at DICGC, Mumbai. For example, if a bank pays its premium for half-year Mar./2010 on or before the last working day of Nov.2009, it does not have to pay any interest. But if it chooses to pay the premium on December 15,2009, the penal interest has to be calculated for 75 days (i.e.31 days of Oct.09 + 30 days of Nov.09 + 14 days of Dec.09) 
  • Any payment received from an insured bank is first applied towards any penal interest due from the bank for any previous or current half year before reckoning for premium.
Item No. 7
  • Credit Note adjustments refer to any unadjusted credit balance remaining with DICGC from previous half-year/years as it would appear from the previous Assessment Advice. This amount can be adjusted against the premium due for the current half-year. 
  • The amount should be same as that indicated in the previous Assessment Advice and reported in exact Rupees. 
  • The Web calculator does not automatically pick up the credit balances. 
Item No.8
  • Debit Note adjustments refer to any unadjusted debit balance (unpaid premiums – full or part) against the insured bank, payable to DICGC, from previous half-year/years as it would appear from the previous Assessment Advice. 
  • The date of the debit amount has to be indicated against item 7(b).
  • This amount along with penal interest calculated as explained against item No.5 has to be calculated and paid along with the current premiums. The amount has to be reported against item No.7(c). The amount has to be calculated manually and entered by the insured bank and the web calculator does not automatically calculate the same. 
  • If this information is not filled-up or incorrectly filled up, the DICGC would first adjust the previous dues including penal interest on correct debit balances from the premium remitted for the current HY. 
Item No.9

The net amount of premium / penal interest payable by the insured bank under the current HY has to be calculated and reported here. While the web calculator automatically computes the same, those manually filling it up may compute the net amount payable by the following formula:

Net Payment Dues = Items [4+5(d)+6-7+8(a)+8(c) 

Item No.10 

Tthe information under item No.10 is in terms of provisions of Section 34(1) of DICGC Act, 1961. The following important points are required to be carefully noted while compiling this item.

  • Total of assessable deposits at item No.10 should tally with total of assessable deposits at item No.3. 
  • Accounts of Foreign, Central and State Governments and those of other commercial, cooperative and Regional Rural Banks are to be EXCLUDED. 
  • The amount of deposits are to be indicated in thousands of rupees, in other words three zeros are to be omitted 

    Example :

    • 28,95,235.00 is to be indicated as 2 8 9 5 
    • 2,55,37,932.00 is to be indicated as 2 5 5 3 8 
    • 38,44,54,500.00 is to be indicated as 3 8 4 4 5 5 
  • In view of the prescribed range of amount of deposits required to be indicated at items (I) to (iv) of the statement, there would necessarily be minimum/maximum amount of deposits in relation to the number of accounts under each of the four categories :
  • It is, therefore, essential for every bank to cross verify the amount of deposits indicated at all the four items of the statement in relation to the number of accounts indicated against each item.
3. Payment Details

The insured banks using web calculator have the option to select the mode of payment and enter the payment date / reference particulars in the „Remarks. Field before printing OR fill up by hand after printing against the fields Remittance Date and Remittance Reference. 

  •  In case of Cheque/DD/BC/PO (payable at Mumbai only) please indicate Instrument No., Date, Drawn on Bank, Payable At and Amount. 
  • In case of direct credit through current account transfer to the current account No 8705688 of DICGC Mumbai maintained with RBI DAD Mumbai please indicate the Transaction Date, Transaction Reference No. (if any) and Amount. 
  • In case of direct credit through electronic fund transfer (viz. NEFT, RTGS, etc.) to our RTGS Fund Settlement A/c No 8710596 maintained with DAD RBI Fort Mumbai having IFSC code DICG0000001, please indicate Unique Transaction (UTR) Number, Date and Amount. 
4. Sign-off
  • The Web Premium Calculator (WPC) is not an on-line tool for submission of Return and all Returns printed from the WPC or prepared otherwise have to be duly signed by two authorized officials of the insured bank along with place and date of signature. 
  • The WPC is designed to facilitate calculation of premium / interest payable by insured banks and print the filled up / blank DI- Return. However, the user banks are advised to cross-check the calculations independently before submitting it to DICGC. 
  • The signed DI- Returns have to be sent to DICGC in Duplicate.