Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Saturday asked officials to oversee banking facilities among the people in the organized and unorganized sectors and pensioners. A high-level meeting, chaired by Das and attended by state officials, Central Coalfield Limited’s Chairman cum Managing Director Gopal Singh and bank officials discussed facilitation of banking services in December and the RBI officials said there was no dearth of money in the system, an official release said.
Eight important decisions were taken in the meeting, the release said, adding that the RBI was told that there should not be shortage of money and banks should give priority to branches where people have salary accounts. Das called for a campaign to open bank accounts of the labour force working in the unorganized sector.
The chief minister appealed to the people to withdraw as per their requirement and urged to re-deposit money if there was no need of it, the release said. The meeting also decided to take support of retired bank employees where there was shortage of staff in the coal belt, the release said. It was also decided to make separate lines for pensioners and women in banks.