J&K Bank inaugurated an ATM at the district office in Bandipora district of north Kashmir. Besides, the bank conducted various entrepreneurship and literacy programmes in remote areas in Jammu region. A district level review committee meeting was also held in Budgam, a company statement said on Thursday.
“District Development Commissioner Bandipora Dr. Shah Faisal inaugurated the teller machine in presence of ADC Bandipora Nazir Ahmad Baba, Bank’s Zonal Head Kashmir (North) M S Kaboo, Cluster Head (II) North, Head B.U T P Bandipora, Director RSETI Bandipora, LDM Bandipora, Facilitator FLCC Bandipora and other district officers,”the statement said.
Speaking on the occasion, DDC Bandipora thanked the bank for fulfilling the long pending demand of the employees of the district office in general and that of people of the area in general, it said.
Zonal Head M S Kaboo reiterated Bank’s commitment to provide world class banking facilities to the public and assured that the bank will leave no stone unturned to provide the best services to the general public, it said.
The Bank convened 50th District Level Review Committee meeting of district Budgam, which was chaired by Additional DDC Budgam Mohd Hussain. Chief Planning Officer Budgam, representatives from RBI, NABARD, Bank Coordinators and Representatives from Line Departments participated in the meeting.
The bank’s Lead District Manager Budgam, Shahzad Hussain briefed the House about the achievements made by banks besides holding awareness Camps opening of accounts under PMJDY scheme in the District.
The Banks have achieved Current Deposit Ratio of 78.68% in the District in the quarter ended September, 2014 and disbursed an amount of Rs 232.97 Crores (Priority+Non Priority) against the target of Rs 487.95 during the quarter, out of which under Priority Sector Rs 188.01 Crores have been disbursed against the target of Rs 365.72 Crores earmarked for the financial year 2014-15 thereby achieving 51.40% in the Sector,” the statement added.
The bank’s Rural Self Employment and Training Institute (RSETI) Rajouri wrapped up its General Entrepreneurship Development Programme for its 24th batch of trainees selected by KVIB, Rajouri.
Speaking on the occasion, the bank’s LDM Rajouri Anoop Bhat informed the trainees about the different schemes launched by state government for the betterment of rural youths especially for minority & women.
Quoting many examples of the successful trainees and groups, he advised the Director RSETI to help the trainees to open their accounts in banks and also to constitute the Self Help Groups among them.
Meanwhile, the bank conducted financial literacy camp at Ghordi, a remotest village of Udhampur and Camp-cum-Coin exchange mela at Majalta, Udhampur.
Speaking in Ghordi, the bank’s Cluster Head S Iqbal Singh highlighted the initiative of the bank to provide banking facilities to unbanked areas besides informing the audience about the salient features of the recently launched Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna Scheme.
In Majalta, 1332 pieces of soiled and mutilated currency notes were exchanged and coins of various denominations were also distributed.