Bhubaneswar: In view of the resurgence of Covid-19, the Odisha authorities at this time requested banks to cut back Buyer Service Hour of their branches throughout the State to comprise the pandemic.
The Finance Division of the Odisha authorities at this time wrote a letter to the Convenor of the State Degree Bankers’ Committee (SLBC) on this regard and issued an advisory which got here into impact from at this time (April 26) and shall stay in pressure until Might 15.
The advisory issued by the Finance Division to the banks is as beneath:
I. The Buyer Service Hour could also be from 10.00 AM to 2.00 PM & Banking Hour could also be from 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM efficient from 26.04.2021 until 15.05.2021. The identical could also be reviewed in between or thereafter for additional plan of action relying upon the prevailing state of affairs.
ii. In respect of Saturdays falling as much as 15.05.2021, weekend shutdown could also be noticed in all of the city centre financial institution branches and places of work coming beneath the jurisdiction of ULBs within the State in sync with the order of State Authorities to interrupt the chain of the unfold of the pandemic.
iii. Administrative Places of work and branches of Banks might operate with a diminished employees of fifty% on a rotation foundation. Nonetheless branches having 5 or much less employees, an acceptable determination could also be taken by the respective Controlling Places of work with regard to employees requirement protecting in view the enterprise of the department, for efficient functioning of the department and guarantee uninterrupted banking service to the general public.
iv. Banks might proceed to supply obligatory companies like accepting deposits, money withdrawals, remittance and Authorities companies, lending-related actions and many others.
v. All Banks are suggested to maintain ample money in ATMs in all districts.