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Bank charges for NEFT National electronic fund transfer

Reserve Bank of India has fixed maximum charges for NEFT(National electronic fund transfer) transactions. NEFT transaction charges is differ from bank to bank in India. Customers need to confirm the charges for NEFT before filling the form. 

NEFT is the transfer of funds between one account to other's bank account. NEFT transaction range is 1 to 2 Lakh rupees. Above this value RTGS will come into effect. Generally NEFT transactions charges vary bank to bank.

So RBI has fixed the maximum charges for the NEFT transaction according to the value of transactions. RBI has issued a circular no. 98 dated 13-07-2012 about the NEFT charges which is as follows.

DPSS CO (EPPD) /98/04.03.01/2012-13
July 13, 2012
Chairman and Managing Director /
Chief Executive Officer of all banks participating in NEFT
Madam / Dear Sir,
National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) System - Rationalisation of customer charges
Please refer to our circular DPSS (CO) RTGS No.1008/04.04.002/2010-2011 dated November 03, 2010 rationalising the customer charges applicable on electronic payment products.

2. The NEFT system, introduced in 2005, has seen exponential growth in recent years reflecting its popularity as well as increasing customer acceptance. Despite such growth, it is, however, observed that many banks continue to levy the maximum permissible charges to their customers. It is desirable that the benefits accruing on account of increasing volume of transactions are passed on to the customers so as to incentivise greater use of the electronic payment system in place of cumbersome paper-based mechanism like cheques/DDs. It is also considered necessary to provide the large number of people being covered under the financial inclusion programmes affordable financial services through an efficient remittance mechanism like the NEFT.

3. Accordingly, on a review in consultation with stakeholders, it has been decided to rationalise the customer charges levied by the banks for NEFT transactions as under:
Value Band
Maximum Charges
(exclusive of service tax)
Amounts up to ` 10,000/-
` 2.50/-
Amounts from ` 10,001/- to ` 1 lakh
` 5/-
Amounts above ` 1 lakh up to ` 2 lakh
` 15/-
Amounts above ` 2 lakh
4. It may be noted that the charges indicated above are the maximum that can be recovered by banks from their customers, if they so desire.

5. All member banks are advised to encourage customers to take advantage of this facility.

6. These charges will be effective from August 01, 2012.

7. These directions are issued by the Reserve Bank of India, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 18 of the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 (Act 51 of 2007).

Please acknowledge receipt and ensure compliance.
Yours faithfully,
(G. Srinivas)
General Manager & Officer-in-Charge
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