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Finance Ministry gives instructions to states, ensure bank personnel security


Finmin asks states to ensure safety of bankers and stern action against unruly

new Delhi. The Finance Ministry has requested the states to ensure the security of bank officials and take strict action against the culprits following the incidents of attacks on bank personnel in some parts of the country in recent times. Sources said that the Financial Services Department has written in a letter to the Chief Secretary of the states that along with stern action against such elements, uncontrolled behavior of anti-social elements against bank personnel should be responded to.

Last month, a woman bank employee at Canara Bank (erstwhile Syndicate Bank) was attacked by a police constable at the Saroli branch in Surat. After the incident, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had assured that the safety of all bank personnel is important. The Surat attack was followed by some other incidents, including an attack on employees of Bank of India in Maharashtra.

The letter, citing recent news, states that (in the news) it has exposed cases of anti-social elements behaving illegally within bank premises. The letter states that you will agree that such incidents need to be consistently responded to. Stringent legal action should be taken against such elements to ensure the safety of bank personnel and availability of banking services to the people.

This post was published on July 9, 2020 9:30 am

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