FROM A CORRESPONDENT
SILCHAR, Dec 7: In a bid to propagate and proliferate Zero Balance Account (ZBA) among tea labourers at various gardens and out gardens of Lakhipur and Binkandie, magers along with other staffs of United Bank of India of both Lakhipur and Binkandie branches, have taken the initiative for opening a ZBA in the me of the labourers. The process started from November 29 at both Lakhipur and Binkandie. Zero Bank Account is a system of cash pooling and this system has been designed to centralize the cash to be able to put it to better interest rates.
Moin-ul Haque, mager United Bank of India, Lakhipur along with other staffs of the same bank, have already opened account in the me of more than 200 labourers out of 400 labourers. Bank staffs and Milata Singha, Customer Service Point (CSP) operator have been assisted the labourers in opening their respective ZBAs. Among others who have been assisting in the process include bank staffs Dhanjoy Das and Arindam Deb along with Binod Dhubey, Rajendra Ri, Love Phasi, Sadhan Bhowri. Labourers have already started to deposit money into their newly opened ZBA.
The mager has requested the labourers to save as much as they can so that they do not have to face any fincial crisis in the future. In tandem with Lakhipur, the same process also kicked off at Binkandie under the aegis of B Dutta, mager of United Bank of India, Binkandie and Jayanta Chatterjee, mager, Binkandie tea estate. In addition to the main garden, labourers working in out gardens, Chotamamda, Bhoali, Machkhal (Others), Dilkush tea estate, were also assisted in opening ZBAs. The banks staffs are also being helped by Binkandie tae garden staffs and employees. Ashok Goala, CSP operator extended help to a huge extent in easing out the task.
Among others who have been providing help relentlessly, include Pritam Goala, Amit Kumar, Thambal Singha, Premlal, Amit Kumar Rajghar. CSP operator and others have been busy in collection GP certificate and voter ID. J R Lalsim, Additiol Deputy Commissioner, Cachar and in-charge, SDO (Civil), Lakhipur, has requested the mangers to provide help as much they can so that all the labourers can have their ZBAs opened. There are 4000 labourers working in Binkandie tea estate and other out gardens, Out of these, ZBAs have been opened in the me of 2200 labourers.