She also assured that she would speak to the states and ensure that there were no restrictions on the movement of cash, bankers, sellers or bank mitra.
“Appreciate the mitra banking service / correspondent banking across the country. Will meet with states – will not require any restrictions on movement. Will speak to all banks to facilitate cash flow. timely to all, “said the Minister of Finance. a series of tweets.
It should be noted that the government announced earlier this week a series of measures, including the direct transfer of cash assistance benefits to the poor, the elderly and the disabled, to alleviate the challenges posed by the epidemic of coronavirus.
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“The entire banking fraternity deserves recognition and thanks for their tireless and courageous efforts to ensure that banking services continue in these difficult times and that every customer is reached in a safe and timely manner,” she said. .
Appreciating the efforts of the bankers, she said, “bank officials and staff have always been on the front line of providing services to customers during this period of adversity, whether it is providing physical money where it’s needed or keeping branches open no matter what. ”
According to Association of Indian Banks (IBA), 1,055,988 bank branches across the country were operational on Friday.
However, the banks are closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Meanwhile, IBA called on customers to strictly respect social distance and to avoid visiting branches, unless it is very necessary.
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Avoid touching counters and common places by maintaining an appropriate distance from staff before and after physical transactions, said IBA.
He also urged customers to avoid congestion and maintain a distance of 1 to 1.5 meters between them in the queue and to allow only 5-6 customers to enter at a time.
Anyone with symptoms of coughs and colds to avoid physical transactions, and asked the elderly and children to refrain from going to branches, he said.
The association also asked customers to use gloves, disinfectants or masks when entering the branches and to carry all the documents necessary for the transaction.