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RBI Clarification of Implementation of Section 51-A of UAPA, 1967 – updation of UNSC list on Al Qaeda

RBI/2012-13/477
DBOD.AML.No.14982/14.06.001/2012-13

April 17, 2013

The Chairmen / CEOs of all Scheduled Commercial Banks (Excluding RRBs)/
Local Area Banks / All India Financial Institutions

Dear Sir,

Implementation of Section 51-A of UAPA, 1967- Updates of the UNSCR 1267(1999) / 1989(2011) Committee’s Al Qaida Sanctions List and Consolidated List

Please refer to our circular DBOD. AML No. 8432/14.06.001/2012-13 dated December 12, 2012 on the captioned subject. We have since received from Government of India, Ministry of External Affairs, UNP Division, copies of eleven update notes dated January 15, February 5, 11, 22, 25 and March 12, 14, 18, 19, 20 and 25, 2013, (copies enclosed) forwarded by the Chairman of UN Security Council’s 1267/1989 Committee regarding changes made in the Al-Qaida Sanctions List, i.e. list of individuals and entities linked to Al-Qaida. Further, Consolidated List of the Committee with respect to individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with Al-Qaida received with Note Verbale SCA/2/13(13) dated April 8, 2013 is also enclosed.

2. Banks/All India Financial Institutions are required to update the list of individuals/entities as circulated by Reserve Bank and before opening any new account, it should be ensured that the name/s of the proposed customer does not appear in the list. Further, banks should scan all existing accounts to ensure that no account is held by or linked to any of the entities or individuals included in the list.

3. Banks are advised to strictly follow the procedure laid down in the UAPA Order dated August 27, 2009 enclosed to our circular DBOD.AML.BC. No. 44/14.01.001/2009-10 dated September 17, 2009 and ensure meticulous compliance to the Order issued by the Government.

4. As far as freezing of funds, financial assets or economic resources or related services held in the form of bank accounts of the designated individuals/entities are concerned, action should be taken as detailed in paragraph 6 of the circular dated September 17, 2009, mentioned above.

5. The complete details of the said list are available on the UN website:
http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/pressreleases.shtml

http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/pdf/AQList.pdf

6. Compliance Officer/Principal Officer should acknowledge receipt of this circular.

Yours faithfully,

(Prakash Chandra Sahoo)
Chief General Manager

Encl: As above

Circular DBOD. AML No. 8432/14.06.001/2012-13 dated December 12, 2012 – Attached for 

Tags: Al-QaedaAl-QaidaCommercial bankGovernment of IndiaIndiaMinistry of External AffairsUnited Nations Security Council

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