GUWAHATI: Bank branches across Assam will remain open from 9 am to 1 pm from June 7. The instructions were announced by the Chief General Manager, State Bank India (NE Circle) and Convenor of State Level Banker's Committee (SLBC), in view of the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions extended till June 16 in Assam by the State Government. The instructions have been conveyed to all the member banks of the SLBC Assam to follow the new timings. The customers can avail of the selective essential services of cash deposits and withdrawal, government transactions, clearing of cheques and remittance during these new banking hours. The new timings will be in force till June 15th, which will be followed by all the bank branches across Assam, stated a release.