Deputy Commissioner Reasi, Charandeep Singh, today pulled up banks over pendency in clearance of self-employment scheme proposals. He issued strict instructions to all the banks to clear the pendency on a fast-track basis.The Deputy Commissioner was chairing a meeting to review the progress of Self-employment schemes & quality of credit extension to various employment generation schemes in the district.At the outset, the Deputy Commissioner took a serious note of the non-serious approach of some banks regarding non-achievement of the previously conveyed targets. He made a number of observations including reports of improper crowd management in some Bank branches, delay in disposal of the pending cases of beneficiaries under various self-employment schemes, pendency in Aadhar seeding of beneficiaries' bank accounts etc.
He highlighted that banks have a very crucial role to play in ensuring the success of the welfare schemes being implemented by the government including the self-employment schemes.“The financial component in government schemes requires dedicated efforts on part of banking institutions. The schemes like MUMKIN, PMEGP, PMAY etc. that have provision of financial assistance for the identified beneficiaries will be successful only if the pending cases are disposed of in a time bound manner,” he added.The DC also reviewed the performance of banks in organising Financial Literacy Camps (FLCs) in places identified by the district administration in the previous meeting and took a serious view of non-achievement of these targets. He issued directions to the bank representatives to complete the targets by September 30th and submit the progress report in this regard. Additional District Development Commissioner, Reasi, Jyoti Slathia; ACD, Dr. Anirudh Rai; CPO, Sunita Kanchan; GM DIC, Gurudev Kumar; among other District Officers and representatives from various banks were present in the meeting.