Jamshedpur, April 5: East Singhbhum district administration has ordered banks to enforce social distancing during crowding by beneficiaries of jan dhan yojana from today.
“We have asked banks asked to inform the nearest police station for extra forces to ensure social distancing in view of crowding by mostly women beneficiaries for getting their Jan Dhan Yojana amount,” said East Singhbhum senior superintendent of police, Anoop Birtharay.
According to Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) directive banks have started depositing Rs 500 per month into jan dhan yojana accounts held by women. The remittance under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana will be credited to the account of beneficiaries between April 3 and 9.
A senior official of State Bank of India said that all banks have been asked to click pictures of beneficiaries and send it to their zonal office as proof of adherence to social distancing during banking hours (between 10 am and 4 pm).
“ We have been directed to ensure that social distancing is maintained. The banks have been directed to ensure strict compliance of social distance (at least a meter distance) amongst beneficiaries of the scheme, click pictures at different points of time and send it to their zonal office. We have also asked all banks to keep enough stock of hand sanitisers at the entry point of the banks in view of the Covid-19 pandemic,” said the official.