Banks in Odisha to work from 8 am to 2 pm during lockdown period

Bhubaneswar: The State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC), Odisha today decided to implement 8 am-2 pm banking hours while accepting the advice of the Odisha Finance department.

Customer service hours at the banks will be 8 am to 1 pm.

The decision was taken by SLBC after reviewing the present banking hour in the State of Odisha in view of the continuing Lockdown.

During the lockdown period the basic banking services are provided. The services are: a) Cash deposit/withdrawals b) Remittances like RTGS/NEFT c) Clearing of Cheques d) Currency Chest operations e) Govt. Tax Collection Services

However, in view of providing emergency funding support to farmers, SHG beneficiaries, PMJDY beneficiaries and MSME sector, the SLBC decided that bank branches will take up such services in the interest of the customers/borrowers.

As the Kharif season is in the offing, bank branches will also take up the requirement of farmers in providing agriculture financing to support the kharif crop.

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