New Delhi: The moratorium on YES Bank will be lifted at 6 pm on March 18.
“The order of moratorium on the reconstructed bank issued by the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance, Department of Financial Services vide notification number S.O. 993(E), dated the 5th March, 2020 shall cease to have effect on the third working day at 18:00 hours from the date of commencement of this Scheme,” the government said in a gazette notification.
On Friday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said that moratorium, including a cap on withdrawals, will be removed as early as in three working days from the notification of the reconstruction plan, which the Union Cabinet had approved for the cash-strapped private bank.
Under the reconstruction plan, the government has prescribed a lock-in period for investors, who hold 100 shares or more in YES Bank.
On March 5, the Reserve Bank of India had imposed a moratorium on YES Bank, restricting withdrawals to Rs 50,000 per depositor till April 3.