4 hours work in the bank
The state level Bankers Committee (SLBC) has requested the Bengal government to limit the banking operations from 10 am to 2 pm due to increasing cases of corona infection.
In a letter to the government, Punjab National Bank Chief General Manager and SLBC convenor Naveen Kumar Das said that several member banks have been advised by their corporate offices to take stock of the conditions of Kovid infection in their respective areas of work and to keep their branches and Consider banning attendance at offices up to 50 percent.
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“Many bank members have approached us to implement restricted banking hours, as implemented last year to reduce the risk of Kovid 19 infection,” Das said. Presently ensuring availability of 50 percent workforce is also a challenging task given the large number of infected employees. He said that in the current situation it would be a challenging task to provide full banking services for six hours. Das said in the letter, we would urge you to consider limiting the time of banking business from 10 am to 2 pm for at least the next two weeks.
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Banking will be done in Uttar Pradesh from 10 am to 2 pm from today till 15 May. Bank branches will be closed at four o’clock. There will be work in banks with 50 per cent staff. Customers in banks will be provided only the minimum essential banking services such as cash deposits, withdrawals, check clearing and government transactions.
Explain that in the first phase of lockdown last year, SBI had banned services like account opening, cash withdrawal, passbook printing and currency exchange.