RBI Guidelines on Alteration on Cheques


As per RBI guidelines on Alterations / Corrections on cheques, effective from 1 December 2010, no changes / corrections would be allowed on cheque forms (with exception of date). For any changes in the cheque, a fresh cheque form needs to be issued. This will be applicable only for cheques cleared under the image based cheque truncation system (CTS), which is currently operational in Delhi and will be implemented across India in future. This is not applicable to cheques cleared under other clearing arrangements such as MICR clearing, non-MICR clearing, over the counter collection (for cash payment) or direct collection of cheques outside the Clearing House arrangement.