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Assistant Commissioner Jalandhar asks banks to play pro-active role for welfare of weaker sections

June 22, 2017 06:42 PM

Punjab News Express/ SK.Vyas
JALANDHAR: Assistant Commissioner Jalandhar Dr Ankur Mahendru today asked the Banking institutions to play a proactive role for ensuring the welfare of weaker and underprivileged sections of the society.
Addressing the bankers while presiding over the meeting of District Consultative Committee (DCC) cum District Level Review Committee (DLRC) at District Administrative Complex here today, Dr Mahendru said that the banks must ensure 100% achievement of targets set under various schemes. He underscored the need for working in a dedicated and time bound manner for achieving the set targets. He said that the banks must try to achieve these targets in a time bound manner so that the benefits of these schemes could be disbursed to people.

The Assistant Commissioner underlined the need for sanctioning more loans under Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS) to supplement the income of farmers for bailing them out of agrarian crisis. He also laid thrust to expand institutional credit flow to cater housing needs of Urban poor especially under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna.

Dr Mahendru asked the bankers to motivate the customers and general public to adopt modes of digital payments mode like Bhim App, Paytm, M-banking, E-banking and others to promote digital payments. Dr. Mahendru also asked the bankers to expedite the process of seeding of AADHAAR number in all operative, individual savings bank account which enables the account holders to make digital payments.

On the Occasion AGM RBI Chandigarh Narinder Kaur, DDM Nabard LK Mehra and LDM Vatan Singh were present amongst others.

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