SRINAGAR: Financial Inclusion & Insurance Department under the chairmanship of Janak Raj Angural in collaboration with NABARD on Thursday organised eight (08) digital-financial literacy awareness programmes (dFLAPS) in different unbanked villages of the branch offices: Drugmulla, Natnussa, Botingoo, Duroo, Jourian, Maira, Chandilora and Dobiwan under the districts Kupwara, Baramulla, Jammu and Bandipora.
The programmes were aimed to create financial awareness among the population of remote villages. Hundreds participated in these programmes. The staff teams of all these branches solved the queries of the unbanked people and provided them the comprehensive financial solutions related to deposits, loans and other services like internet, mobile banking, an official release read.
Mahesh Kumar, Patwari Maira, Jammu, informed the gathering during one of the programmes about developments in banking sector and latest schemes and also congratulated the Financial Inclusion & Insurance Department for being awarded by NABARD for outstanding performances in Micro Finance & Financial Inclusion works in the state credit seminar organised by NABARD. He also stressed upon the need of using various applications of the bank for getting cashless transactions and also highlighted the importance of cashless transactions that shall not only save time of the customers, reduce their wait times in the bank but shall give boost to direct revenues of the government in the shape of tax collections utilised for development of villages, read the release.
Vijay Kumar, Sarpanch, Maira the Guest of Honour on the occasion appreciated the efforts of the bank towards social security schemes and applauded that the bank is making extraordinary efforts to make the programme of social schemes a big success. He stressed for availing benefits of bank schemes available on hassle-free manner, it read.
Agriculture Officer, Satpal Raina with representatives of other line departments like KVIB, Animal Husbandry, etc. also attended the programmes. They educated the people about the benefits of digital banking and cashless economy.
Branch heads from branch offices, Drugmulla, Natnussa, Botingoo, Duroo, Jourian, Maira, Chandilora and Dobiwan, addressed the the programmes separately and detailed them regarding the schemes of the bank. They enlightened people and students about new technologies available in the bank such as multiple uses of bank cheques, Use of POS machine, RuPay Debit Card, KCC RuPay Debit Card, Net Banking, Mobile Banking services, IMPS, and Aadhaar-based transactions, etc., it added.