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ATMs being installed in 1.25 lakh post-offices: Govt in Lok Sabha

india Updated: Dec 18, 2015 18:33 IST
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ATMs in Post offices

The India Post ATM at GPO, Sector 17 in Chandigarh. Over 1.25 lakh post offices are being opened across the country to help people living in far-flung areas to withdraw money.(HT File Photo)

Work is on to install ATMs and micro ATMs at over 1.25 lakh post offices across the country to help people living in far-flung areas to withdraw money, government said in Lok Sabha on Friday.

Responding to some members speaking about difficulties faced by people in distant places, minister of state for finance Jayant Sinha said that ‘bank mitra’, people hired temporarily at branches with inadequate staff, will also be of a big help in this regard.

Replying to a question about vacancies in public sector banks, he said during the Question Hour that all the backlog vacancies are being filled and added that over 60,000 people were recruited against the retirement of 38,000 people.

There were 38,254, 38,170 and 21,500 vacancies of officers in public sector banks in 2013-14, 14-15 and 15-16 respectively and the corresponding recruitment numbers were 35,549, 30,359 and 24,133.

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