About Rs 14,000 crore have been deposited in different branches of State Bank of India in the past 16 days in Madhya Pradesh. The bank official said the annual target of depositing money has been achieved.
2,508 out of 3,494 ATMs have already been calibrated for the new notes
“With deposit of old denomination notes, about Rs 819 crore have been exchanged in MP. The calibration of ATMs are also taking place swiftly. Out of 3,494 ATMs in MP, around 2,508 ATMs have already been calibrated for the new notes of Rs 2,000 and Rs 500,” KT Ajit, chief general manager of State Bank of India in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, said at a press conference.
Ajit said after demonetisation, people faced trouble due to low digital literacy. SBI, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, would create digital awareness in rural and urban areas with the help of NSS volunteers, he said.
“It is a challenge for us, but SBI has stepped up to make the state digitally empowered in banking. We are imparting training to NSS volunteers so that they could make people aware about the use of debit, credit and Rupay cards. The volunteers will also inform common people about use of e-banking safely by enhancing security arrangements,” Ajit said.
‘If required, the vigilance wing will scrutinise Jan Dhan Yojna accounts’
When asked about surveillance on the accounts of Jan Dhan Yojna, which have been used to park the money, general manager SP Singh said, “As of now, the accounts have not been scrutinised, but if required, the vigilance wing will do it.”
About confusion over withdrawal of money for marriage purposes, Singh said, “There is a confusion about the withdrawal of money for weddings, but RBI has clearly stated that a person can withdraw money for marriage purpose deposited in the account before November 8.”