DC stresses on financial lit camps in remote areas

YUPIA, Aug 29: Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Dr Joram Beda gave impetus on conducting financial literacy camps (FLCs) in remote areas to facilitate the banking facilities and to create awareness among the people on benefits of government schemes.
He gave the directives to bankers and heads of departments of line departments, during the district level consultative committee meeting and district level review committee meeting, held here on 28 August.
He also requested all banks to take lead in the FLC during Sarkar Aapke Dwaar programme conducted by the district administration.
Reviewing the development of bank operations in the district, Dr Beda enquired about the details of consumer service provider (CSP) centre sopened in the district and their performances. He also directed all bankers to come up with details of CSPs and transactions done in the district in the next meet.
The DC also suggested banks to take up welfare activities under corporate social responsibility schemes and NABARD to provide solar powered VSAT connectivity in remote areas to facilitate internet facility.
Taking serious note of issues raised by the Doimukh Market Welfare Committee on SBI Bank Doimukh, the deputy commissioner directed the SBI bank management to come up with long term solution to the problem.
Discussing issues regarding opening of new accounts for students and MNREGA in remote corners of the district, Dr Beda asked the representatives of rural banks to organize special FLCs in Mengia and Tarasso circles to facilitate banking services.
Clarifying the issue on freezing of zero balance accounts, representative from the RBI also briefed the house that as per RBI guidelines, there are no such directives.
Further, performance of various flagship schemes and issues of various departments were also reviewed and discussed. (DIPRO)