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Finance ministry asks states to insure safety of bankers


Finance Ministry

new Delhi. The Finance Ministry has requested the States and Union Territories 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 secretaries of states and union territories that the bad behavior of the anti-social elements with the bank employees should be responded to by taking strict action against them. 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 bankers 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 reports, stated that these (in the news) exposed cases of antisocial elements behaving illegally within bank premises. "You will agree that there is a need to respond to such incidents consistently," the letter said. Strict legal action should be taken against such elements, so that the safety of bank personnel and availability of banking services for the people is ensured. ”

Regarding the letter, All India Bank Employees Union General Secretary CH Venkatachalam said that finally the matter came to the notice of the government. He said that banking services are very important in this difficult time and the persecutors of such attacks need to be dealt with strongly. After the Surat incident, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman assured the safety of all bank employees. He said, "Amidst the challenges, banks are providing all services to our people. There should be no threat to their safety and respect.

This post was published on July 9, 2020 6:22 pm

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