SRINAGAR: To reach out to the people living in remote and far-flung areas and to facilitate banking services to them, Reserve Bank of India, Jammu organised a workshop for Business Correspondents (BCs) at Leh for the districts of Leh and Kargil.
Speaking on the occasion, Regional Director, RBI Thomas Mathew said that RBI was very keen to bring the people from remote areas into the banking mainstream for their overall financial inclusion and development and aid the economic development and prosperity of India, an official handout read.
He appreciated that BCs were doing a remarkable job in their sphere of activities and had been instrumental in taking the banking services to the last man on the street.
General Manager, RBI A K Mattu highlighted the role of BCs in extending the banking services to such far-off areas and aiding the process of development in their respective areas of operation, the handout read.
He also explained how the technological advances had brought the revolutionary change in the banking services and products. To explain the latest developments, an expert resource person from NPCI also addressed the gathering.
He urged the participants to take advantage of this RBI initiative. He also hoped that the participants would have many takeaways from the workshop and they would find it informative and useful.
The workshop was an endeavour on the part of RBI to update BCs about the developments in the field which would equip them to function more effectively in serving the common man. This would also provide an opportunity for BCs to explain the difficulties they faced and get clarifications from the banks concerned, it read.
A brief overview of the entire gamut of the BC model, recent development in digital banking and risks of unsolicited emails and SMSs seeking deposits or luring the members of the public with various offers and unauthorised schemes were also discussed in the workshop and different dos and don’ts were shared with the participants, the handout added.