Cheque Books of 6 Banks Invalid From March 31: SBI


New Delhi: Customers of the erstwhile associate banks and the Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) should apply for new cheque books by March 31, State Bank of India, the country’s largest lender, has announced.

Last year, a total of five erstwhile associate banks and BMB merged with SBI with effect from April. The SBI had earlier extended the deadline for the customers of these banks twice. Now, the old cheque books of associate banks and BMB will not be valid after March 31, 2018, SBI said on its Twitter handle.

The SBI stated that customers can apply for the new cheque books via internet banking ( and mobile banking or by visiting its ATMs and branches. “All customers of erstwhile Associate Banks and Bharatiya Mahila Bank are requested to apply for SBI cheque books by 31st March 2018, to avoid any inconvenience,” the bank said.

The SBI had joined the elite league of top 50 global banks following the merger of BMB and five erstwhile associate banks, namely, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur (SBBJ), State Bank of Mysore (SBM), State Bank of Travancore (SBT), State Bank of Patiala (SBP), State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH).