17. Registrar to prepare scheme of amalgamation of co-operative bank in certain cases.-
When an order of moratorium has been made by the Central Government under sub-section (2) of section 45 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949), in respect of a co-operative bank, the Registrar, with the previous approval of the Reserve Bank in writing, may, during the period of moratorium, prepare a scheme-
(a) for the reorganisation of the co-operative bank; or
(b) for the amalgamation of the co-operative bank with any other co-operative bank.