This policy specifies the compensation for directly measurable financial losses which customers might have
incurred due to deficiency in services on part of the Bank. The Bank will be transparent, fair and efficient in
providing compensation to its customers.
The commitments under this policy are without prejudice to any right the Bank will have in defending its position before any forum duly constituted to adjudicate banker-customer disputes.
|Bank’s Obligations||• In the event of Bank receiving of any complaint from the customer regarding mis-selling of
the third party products by the Bank, or about having engaged in any improper conduct or
about having acted in violation of any Code adopted by the Bank, the Bank will take
appropriate steps to investigate and to handle the complaint within one month of the
receipt of the complaint
• In cases in which lapses by the Bank employees are established, the Bank will compensate the customer suitably, based on the facts and circumstances
|Scenarios of Customer’s Responsibility||• The Bank will not be responsible for loss to customers in cases where
• Customer was careless in keeping the cards, PIN/other security information and did not follow the "Dos and Don'ts" issued by the Bank (mentioned below), until the Bank has been notified by the customer
• Customer acts fraudulently and/or without reasonable care resulting in loss to him/her
• Bank will also not be responsible for losses arising out of misuse of lost PIN, compromise of passwords or confidential information, until the time the Bank has been notified of such loss/compromise and has taken steps to prevent its misuse
• In case of a wrong credit to a customer’s account, the Bank reserves the right to debit the account for reversing the wrongly posted credit without payment of any compensation
• The interest amount, mentioned under compensation, will only be paid if the account is a 'Savings Bank
Account' and not a wallet, and the maximum time period for establishing customer liability for the Bank is
• In the event of delay of passing on the credit within the above stipulated timeframes, the customer can apply for a compensation for the delay and the Bank will take appropriate steps to investigate and compensate the customer suitably, based on the circumstances of the delay
• Transactions reported as erroneous by customers in respect of debit card operations, which require specific reference to a merchant establishment will be handled as per Chargeback rules laid down by card association i.e. Rupay / VISA / MasterCard International. Currently the chargeback investigation on account of chargeback disputes range between 45 to 90 days. The Bank will provide explanation and, if necessary, documentary evidence to the customer within a maximum period of 60 days.
• The bank will not be liable to compensate customers for delayed credit if some unforeseen event (including but not limited to civil commotion, sabotage, lockout, strike or other labour disturbances, accident, fires, natural disasters or other “Acts of God”, war, damage to the bank’s facilities or of its correspondent bank(s), absence of the usual means of communication or all types of transportation, etc.) beyond the control of the bank prevents it from performing its obligations within the specified service delivery parameters
• Notwithstanding anything contained here above, the Bank shall not pay any compensation in following cases:
• Delays on account of non-functioning of business due to factors beyond the control of the Bank. The period covered by such events shall be omitted for calculation of delay etc.
• Where the issues are sub judice and pending before Courts, Ombudsman, Arbitrator, Government and matter put on hold due to stay
• The policy will be reviewed by the Board as and when required or at least annually to incorporate regulatory updates/changes, if any
• The acceptance of the compensation by the customers under Paytm Payments Bank Customer Compensation Policy will be deemed to be final settlement of all issues arising out of grievances for which compensation is claimed
• RBI Master Circular on Customer Service in Banks dated July 1, 2015
• Draft Circular on Customer Protection dated August 11, 2016
• IBA Model Compensation policy
• IBA Fair Practice Code
• IBA Model Customer Rights Policy
• BCSBI Code of Commitment to Customers
• RBI circular on 'Operation guidelines for Payments Bank' dated October 6, 2016
• RBI circular on customer Protection – Limiting Liability of Customers in Unauthorised Electronic Banking Transactions dated July 6, 2017