JKRLM Pulwama conducted a Bankers workshop at DMMU Pulwama to iron out the the banking gaps vis a vis SHGs. The workshop was attended by all the concerned Bank managers, representatives, lead bank manager and SHG representatives including bank sakhis.
The SHG members raised the issues they where facing while dealing with the banks. The main issues which where discussed included,Delay in opening of bank account Delay in disbursal of loans,Mandatory Leadership changes, Behaviour of banking staff vis a vis SHG members.
The bankers assured their full cooperation from their end and cited reasons for the delay in some cases due to new rules. However they assured to prioritise the issues of SHG community with immediate effect. The banking officials were also briefed by JKRLM DMMU team, which included DPMs of all the themes about the importance of NRLM in the lives of rural poor.
A special session for understanding the structure and functioning of CBOs was conducted for bankers understanding of NRLM and its core beliefs. Team Pulwama also took the initiative of distributing stationery for the event which was prepared by SHG members, this adding to their earning avenues