SBI organises customer outreach camp in Kohima
Dimapur, Oct. 3 (EMN): The State Bank of India (SBI) along with other PSU banks organised a two-day customer outreach camp (Gharak Mela Phase – I) for Kohima district on at AMK conference hall in Kohima on October 3.
An update from DIPR informed that the programme was conducted under the aegis of department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
Neikiesalie Kire, advisor for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, called upon the private and public sector banks to help the general public in assisting through various beneficial schemes and credit loans etc., especially to farmers and small business communities to build up their economy.
Banks that receive only their customers’ deposits and do not help the needy citizens in return should not be functioning in the state, he said on the inaugural day of the camp. He urged the beneficiaries to use funds judiciously – whatever schemes and loans have been provided by the banks. He also congratulated the banks for organising such an awareness camp for the general public.
Assistant general manager SBI main branch Kohima, Hepuni Bismarck said that the main objective of the awareness camp was to highlight various social benefits to the general public. He added that awareness camp was to popularise and disseminate the information that the government of India has been trying to make transactions completely digitised in all the private and public sector banks.
Bismarck said that one can open online bank account, recharge TV cables, pay life insurance etc. without using manual forms. He requested the attendees to create more awareness of various credit schemes which bank offers.
Stating that schemes are available for SHGs, contractors, entrepreneurs, farmers and business, he said information is not properly passed on to the general public. He added the Ministry of Finance has launched a customer outreach initiative to provide easy access to bank credit which will include vehicle loan, housing loan, personal consumer loan, education loan, and also loans to MSMEs (including e-Mudra), stand up India and agriculturists including self help groups.
Apart from providing easy access to bank credit, the initiative will also focus on financial inclusion schemes and digital payment, the banker added.
Altogether, 80 people received loan during the Loan Mela conducted by nine banks.