Your Cheque book might not be valid…after 31st Dec 2012(Deadline extended till 31st March 2013)


//Please note now it has been extended till 31st March 2013//


As per RBI guidelines, there have been certain changes made to the cheques issued by the Bank.

However, these changes are available only in cheque books issued after August 2012. If you have

obtained the chequebook prior to this, the cheques will not be valid after December 31, 2012.

If the cheques you currently hold have the following features, they will be valid after the given date.

“Please sign above” is mentioned on cheque leaf on the lower right-hand side.

A wave like design is embossed on the left-hand side of Cheque leaf


Additionally, any post-dated cheques issued by you and due after December 31, 2012

will need to be replaced by the fresh cheques meeting the above mentioned guidelines.

SBI – Notice


So please request for new cheque books from your corresponding banks..

Why we are doing this….

“”CTS-2010 standard“ is a set of benchmarks towards achieving standardisation of cheques issued by banks across the country.These include provision of mandatory minimum security features on cheque forms like quality of paper,watermark, bank’s logo in invisible ink, void pantograph, etc., and standardisation of field placements on cheques””

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