November 16 , 2016
All Regional Rural Banks
Dear Sir / Madam,
Section 23 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 – Master Circular on Branch
Licensing – Census data 2011
Please refer to our Master circular on Branch Licensing DBR.CO.RRB.BL.BC.No.17/31.01.002/2015-16 dated July 1, 2015. As the Census data for 2011 are available in public domain, Regional Rural Banks are advised to follow Census 2011 for all purposes of categorisations. The details of Tier-wise Population Groups, List of Underbanked Districts in Underbanked States and List of Underbanked Districts in other States based on Census 2011 are enclosed at Annex 1, 2and 3 respectively.
Chief General Manager-in-Charge
Encl. as above