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Uttarakhand: Additional Chief Secretary “Finance” Anand Bardhan gave instructions in the meeting of Bankers Committee, to increase the number of bank branches and ATMs on travel routes

The 84th meeting of the State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) was held at the Secretariat on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Finance Anand Bardhan. During the SLBC meeting, the Additional Chief Secretary instructed to set a target for opening new bank branches on the Chardham Yatra routes in the coming financial year. Along with this, instructions were given to install ATMs and mobile ATMs in Kedarnath and Yamunotri till the commencement of the Yatra. Additional Chief Secretary said that Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY), Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) and Atal Pension Yojana (APY) should be widely publicized and included in the permanent agenda in district level meetings with the cooperation of the bank and district administration. Gave instructions to

During the meeting, the Additional Chief Secretary directed to send necessary suggestions to the government to remove the hurdles in the establishment of district cooperative banks in Bageshwar, Champawat, Rudraprayag. Along with this, instructions were given to form a sub-committee of SLBC in the state to take effective steps to increase the credit-deposit ratio in the state. Along with this, instructions were also given to form a sub-committee to increase the maximum acceptance of loan applications for various schemes in the state. Apart from this, instructions were given to set up rural haats at the development block level through NABARD. A total of 18 points were included in the discussion in the meeting.

Secretary Agriculture BVRC Purushottam, Additional Additional Secretary Rural Development Dr. Anand Swaroop, Additional Secretary Tourism Dr. Pooja Garbyal, Regional Director RBI Latha Viswanathan, Chief General Manager NABARD Vinod Kumar Bisht and senior government officials and bank officials were present in the meeting. .