New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said officials and employees of banks were standing in the front line to provide services to customers amid Corona spread and the lockdown in the country. Ms Sitharaman said in a tweet that due to amid the pandemic of Covid-19, branches of banks are also being opened in lockdown and officers and employees were providing services to customers.
She said that cash is also being delivered to where it was needed. Financial Services Department Secretary Debasish Panda said the banks’ staff and officers were providing services amid fears of corona virus pandemic.The Finance Minister said that several public sector banks have taken initiative to overcome the difficulties faced by MSMEs due to the lockdown.
”Had a detailed conversation with chiefs of Banks-public and private. Encouraging to know that they are doing their best, even during the lockdown. They are certain that they’ll ensure customer service without disruption. Social distancing is being adhered to as well,” her tweet said. Finance Minister made one-to-one calls with CMDs of all public sector banks.
She acknowledged the role of public sector banks and encouraged them to keep up their efforts in providing uninterrupted banking services across the country. The FM also asked CMDs to make sure there was adequate liquidity at the branch, ATM and banking correspondent level.