RESERVE BANK OF INDIA
RBI/2009-10/396 RPCD.SME&NFS.BC.No. 69/06.12.05 /2009-10
April 12, 2010
The Chairman/Managing Director All Scheduled Commercial Banks
Collateral Free Loans – Educational Loan Scheme
Please refer to our circular RPCD.PLNFS.BC.No.83/06.12.05/2000-01 dated April 28, 2001 regarding educational loan scheme, wherein it was advised that no security may be insisted upon for loans upto Rs.4 lakh. We have been receiving
representations from various quarters that collateral security is being demanded even for loans upto Rs.4 lakh.
2. In this connection, we advise that banks must not, mandatorily, obtain collateral security in the case of educational loans upto Rs. 4 lakh.
3. You are requested to issue suitable instructions to your branches/controlling offices for meticulous and strict compliance in this regard.
4. Please acknowledge receipt.
(B.P.Vijayendra) Chief General Manager