Governor reviews PMJDY scheme, toilet construction
DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 10
Governor PB Acharya met bankers of Nagaland at Raj Bhavan in Kohima to review the progress made under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) Scheme and construction of toilets as instructed by him in their earlier meeting held on September 6. A press release issued by Lead Bank Kohima chief manager, Lanuteka Imchen stated that the Governor, during the meeting on October 9, expressed concern over the slow progress in opening of accounts under PMJDY Scheme and directed all banks to give utmost importance to opening of accounts. He also asked them to give him weekly progress reports till January 2015, the release stated.
The Governor is also said to have directed all the banks to construct at least one toilet before the end of November or beginning of December 2014. State Bank of India, being the Lead Bank, has been requested to construct 20 toilets before January 26, 2015. He also expects a minimum of 30-35 toilets constructed during the same period. He advised the banks to construct the toilets in public places, particularly in places where more women come for marketing.
He advised bankers to request the land owners to donate land, convincing them that the toilets are meant for their use. He also directed the banks to submit Fortnightly progress report to him regarding this.
The release also stated that the Governor has directed all banks to take up cleanliness drive, starting from their respective bank branches and localities as part of Swachh Bharat. He insisted that the cleanliness drive should not be only symbolic but adopted as a permanent feature.
The Governor directed all the banks operating in Nagaland to utilize 2% of their Net Profit for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and utilize it for the welfare of the people in the state. He also expressed concern that some banks in the state are there only to collect deposits and do not participate in the development of the state. In this regard, he requested all banks to utilize the money in Nagaland for the welfare of the people and for the development of the state. He also advised the banks to utilize 50% of the 2% Net Profit in empowerment of education such as sponsoring of poor students, maintaining of government school buildings etc.
Further, the release informed that the Governor has requested the bank officials to allow their wives to adopt one government school, just as his wife, Kavita Acharya has adopted D-Khel Government Middle School, Seikhazou, Kohima on October 8 and teach one subject at least twice a week.
Bankers from State Bank of India, UCO Bank, Nagaland Rural Bank, Indusind Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Vijaya Bank, Bank of Baroda, Punjab & Sind Bank and Bank of India attended the meeting.