City govt, banks jointly open 7,698 accounts for labourers
In pursuance of directions from the Central government, the Delhi government in collaboration with various banks organised camps in the city to facilitate opening of accounts by labourers. According to the officers of the Delhi government, 67 camps were organised in the city on Saturday and a total of 7,698 application forms were filled and submitted.
“A total of 7,698 application forms were received from entire Delhi on Saturday. The banks have informed that the account opening kits with RuPay Card will be ready by Tuesday,” said District Magistrate Head Quarter of Department of Revenue, Delhi government. The camps were organised in all the 11 revenue districts of Delhi in collaboration with the Department of Labour and various bankers in the area.
“These accounts will facilitate financial inclusion of workers and ensure timely payment of their wages,” said the officer. The camps were organised to open banks accounts in respect of those workers of organised and unorganised sectors who do not have their own bank accounts even now. Immediately after the directions from the Union Ministry of Labour, the district magistrates had a meeting with the banks in their area to fix sites for the camps and finalised working modalities.
“During the camps, the people were also educated about the benefits of using RuPay Cards as well as Aadhar seeding and mobile seeding of their bank accounts,” said the officer.