Precautions to be taken by banks while dealing with cheques

Last updated on Jun 1, 2022

Use CTS Cheques Only

Banks should use “CTS 2010” cheques which are not only image friendly but also have more security features.

Using Stamps on Cheques With Care

Banks should exercise care while affixing stamps on the cheque forms, so that it does not interfere with the material portions such as date, payee’s name, amount and signature. The use of rubber stamps, etc, should not overshadow the clear appearance of these basic features in the image.

Scanning of CTS Cheques by Banks

It is necessary to ensure that all essential elements of a cheque are captured in an image during the scanning process and banks have to exercise appropriate care in this regard.

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