All Bank divests its CEO of all powers

The Board of state-owned Allahabad Bank on Tuesday divested its MD and CEO Usha Ananthasubramanian (in pic) of all powers with immediate effect, following a directive from the finance ministry after she was named in the CBI's chargesheet in PNB fraud case. Ananthasubramanian was the CMD of Punjab National Bank till May 2017. Yesterday, the finance ministry had asked the boards of Allahabad Bank and PNB to take action against Ananthasubramanian and two executive directors of PNB.

The PNB had on Monday divested its two executive directors of all powers.

"...The board of directors of the bank in its meeting held on date has decided that Usha Ananthasubramanian, MD & CEO be divested of all functional responsibilities of the bank with immediate effect...," Allahabad Bank said in a regulatory filing. It further asked the government to make suitable arrangements for smooth functioning of the bank.

The CBI on Monday filed its first chargesheet in the PNB fraud case detailing the roles of Nirav Modi, his brother Nishal Modi and Subhash Parab, an executive in Nirav Modi's company.

Meanwhile, PNB said that its total liability works out to Rs 14,356.84 crore on account of the fraud allegedly carried out by Nirav Modi and associates.