12 to 15 new bank branches in Reasi soon

DDC Reasi stresses on 100% KCC coverage

REASI: To facilitate people of far flung areas, 12 to 15 new bank branches will be opened soon in Reasi. This was said in a District Level Review Committee (DLRC) meeting of bankers held Wednesday under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner (DDC) Reasi, Ravinder Kumar.
The meeting was attended by various district officers and bankers from different bank branches of the district.
Apart from progress and achievements recorded under various sectors and components, discussion on linking of Adhaar numbers with individual accounts of beneficiaries, cashless transaction, cent percent coverage under Kissan Credit cards, disbursement of loan cases and holding of awareness camps in far flung areas was held, an official press note read.
For inoperative accounts under old age pensions and scholarships of social welfare department, the DDC asked the bankers to “take up the matter with concerned authorities for undergoing certain alterations in banking guidelines so that the genuine stakeholders do not suffer”.
He passed instructions for maximum coverage of loans cases sent through various departments to their respective bank branches.
“Bring all account holders under the ambit of insurance cover schemes like PMJJY, PMSBY, PMMY, etc. and spread mass awareness on these important schemes having wider scope and benefit for general public,” stressed Kumar on bankers while passing instructions for organizing camps in schools and colleges so that “interested students may be able to reap the benefits of the scheme by availing loans for higher studies”.
While processing loan cases, better synergy between bankers and officers was stressed in order to achieve maximum targets enshrined under the scheme. He also asked them to chart out detailed action plan for holding district level and block level camps for the people to reduce their communication gap.
An amount of 1719.99 crore has been recorded in the deposit and 543.11 crore in the advance sector and the CD Ratio of district stood at 31.57% up to 31 March 2017, the note further read.
A meeting to review the functioning of Rural Self Employment Training Institute (RSETI) was also held wherein suggestions from different departments for opening new small scale units were put forth. 99 beneficiaries have been trained in different entrepreneur skills in RSETI during the quarter, it added.