Fall in BCSBI compliance ratings
Indian banks’ overall score on compliance to the banking code of commitment to customers has slipped to 77 from 78
Indian banks’ overall score on compliance to the banking code of commitment to customers has slipped to 77 in 2017 from 78 in 2015, a nationwide survey conducted by the Banking Codes and Standards Board of India (BCSBI) has found. The survey, carried out in association with ratings agency CRISIL, polled nearly 8,500 customers of 51 public sector (PSB), private, foreign and urban co-operative banks. It rated banks on four parameters – information dissemination, transparency, customer centricity and grievance redressal – culled from the code, which has been voluntarily adopted by all banks.
As per the report, 12 banks – eight private sector banks, three foreign and one PSB – secured a ‘high’ rating, down from 13 in the last edition. While 29 made it to the above average category, the number of banks in the ‘Average’ category remained stagnant at ten. “Not only have overall average scores fallen, some banks have been downgraded too,” noted AC Mahajan, chairman, BCSBI, stressing on the need for banks that have been downgraded or placed in the average category to pay attention to monitoring code compliance at the branches.