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WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY:
 

The "Whistle Blower" policy as approved as a part of listing agreement relating to Corporate Governance shall be as under:

  • The Whistle Blower Policy shall be applicable to all the employees of the bank.  The term ‘employees’ shall include all cadres of officers starting from the Junior Management cadre.

  • Any employee who observes unethical behavior, actual or suspected fraud or violation of Law or improper practice [not necessary a violation of law] can approach the Audit Committee of the Board of the Bank without informing their superiors.

  • The employee shall make a written disclosure to the Audit Committee of the Bank in a closed / secured envelope.  The envelope should be addressed to the Chairman, Audit Committee, Andhra Bank, Head Office, Dr. Pattabhi Bhavan, Saifabad, Hyderabad-500 004.  The text of the complaint should be carefully drafted and should be accompanied by supporting documents.

  • No action shall be taken on anonymous complaints.

  • The identity of the complainant will not be revealed unless the complainant himself makes the details of the complaint either public or disclosed his identity to any other office or authority.

  • If the complainant is being victimized for filing a complaint, the complainant can approach the Chairman & Managing Director/Executive Director [in the absence of the Chairman & Managing Director] who can initiate appropriate redressal action.

  • The Audit Committee shall periodically review the existence and functioning of the ‘Whistle Blower’ mechanism.

  • The Bank shall annually affirm that it has not denied any officer access to the Audit Committee of the Bank in respect of the matters as explained above, and that it has provided protection to the ‘Whistle Blowers’ from unfair termination and other unfair employment practices.

  • The above policy shall form part of compliance policy and any employee can bring to the notice of the management of breach of compliance under the policy if it is felt that the normal channels of reporting are not effective.