ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Talo Potom has expressed dismay at the low percentage of bank account holders among students and called for taking the figure to cent percent, saying the most numbers of banks are located in the Capital region.
The DC expressed this during a virtual meeting in connection with the opening of Bank accounts for students of various government schools he had with the DDSE ST Zara, Principals/headmasters/teacher in-charges of all Govt Schools under Capital, representatives of Banks and attended by EACs Datum Gadi and Takam Nicholas.
Expressing displeasure on the low percentage of bank accounts among the students, he said that Capital having the most numbers of banks, the figure should be 100 percent.
Urging all to ensure that every student has a bank account and to work on the lacunae, if any, the DC asked them to submit the total no of pending forms of students along with the list of banks in respect of each school to his office.
Informing that apart from SBI, other banks also offer the service, the DC urged them to explore the options as per their convenience. He also asked the banks to cooperate with the parents/students and to prioritise their cases when they come to open their accounts.
They informed the DC that opening of accounts of students below 18 years requires a joint account to be created with their parents and in most cases in Capital, parents live at far off places and hence, they are not available for the same.
Soibam Ranjit Singh, Manager Lead Bank, said that banks may be segregated and assigned to schools for faster delivery of services. (DIPRO)