ARUNACHAL NEWS

SBI Gm asks bankers to be proactive

Our Correspondent

Itanagar, June 23: SBI Gauhati General Manager Ajay Kr Singh has called upon the bankers to be proactive in implementing govt sponsored schemes. Attending a District Development Meeting at Namsai onFriday, the GM had a detailed discussion on financial inclusion and credit to farmers with all bankers, district administration, officers of Agri & allied departments and nodal officers of extended Gram Swaraj Abhiyan. Namsai Deputy Commissioner R K Sharma elaborated the status of the district in financial inclusion & social security sectors, highlighting various impediments in achieving the target of transforming Namsai district at par with the best performing district of the country.

Pointing at the inadequate staff in banks across the state, he informed the GM that the issue was also raised during the discussion of annual development agenda and direction of the Chief Secretary to convey the issue to him.
The DC was categorical in emphasizing on enhancing the CDR and primary lending in agri & allied sectors without which doubling the farmers income by 2022 will remain a distance dream.

The GM was also informed about difficulties being faced by govt departments in transacting daily business at SBI, Chowkham due to lack of government transaction facilities at SBI, Namsai.

While assuring to address the issues raised by various participants, the GM informed that the matter of allowing government transaction at SBI, Namsai and providing more ATMs and CSPs would be taken up on priority.

He directed all bankers to ensure achieving 100% target given in extended Gram Swaraj Abhiyan and to make available adequate quantity of forms, an official release informed here today.