Gauri Shankar, Executive Director, PNB, Flags off the Road Show of Financial Inclusion Campaign ..

Shri Gauri Shankar, Executive Director, PNB, Flags off the Road Show of Financial Inclusion Campaign for the State of Haryana, Punjab & UT Chandigarh.

In order to accelerate the momentum of Financial Literacy work through 251 Financial Literacy Centres of all banks imparting Financial Literacy amongst un-Banked, Rural poor living in far flung areas & Urban poor & un-Banked masses in the State of Haryana, Punjab & UT Chandigarh, Shri Gauri Shankar, Executive Director, PNB flagged off the Road Show at PNB House, Bank Square, Sector 17-B, Chandigarh.   The Road Show was participated by the Counselors & Lead District Managers alongwith Financial Literacy vans, which moved to various destinations in the State of Haryana, Punjab & UT Chandigarh for imparting Financial Literacy Mission.

While speaking on the occasion Shri Gauri Shankar said that PNB is spreading massive awareness among the masses all over the country.

The respective FLCs will disseminate information on:


  • Financial planning and budgeting
  • Basics of savings and credit,
  • Social security schemes of insurance,
  • Remittances,
  • Role of business correspondents,
  • Use of Micro ATMs,
  • Production planning and risk management, etc.


Emphasis shall be given on creating awareness about the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Atal Pension Yojana, Mudra Loans, Pradhan Mantri Jeewan Jyoti Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Jan Suraksha Yojana.  


While flagging off the march, Shri Gauri Shankar exhorted the field functionaries for taking the banking services to the roots of the rural India of 63 Lead Districts of the Bank in particular and other populace in general to bring the untouched masses into banking fold for their overall socio-economic awakening and development.  


The Bank has evinced keen interest in spreading nation-wide massive awareness among the rural, semi-urban and urban populace for which a special project of organizing a large number of awareness camps shall be implemented with the support of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development.  The flagging off function has been participated by the Top Management Team & staff of the Bank and NABARD Representatives, school children and other citizens.  A Nookad Show was organized on the occasion.  


For the Road Show organized in Chandigarh Shri Gauri Shankar said that Financial Literacy Programme has an important role to play in Financial Inclusion & Financial empowerment of people by creating awareness about the services & facilities   being extended by banks. FLC helps in inculcating the saving habits in urban & rural poor and connect them with the banking system for inclusive growth of the society.  Shri Gauri Shankar informed that 251 FLCs are operating in the State of Haryana, Punjab & UT Chandigarh (108 in Haryana, 142 in Punjab & 1 in UT Chandigarh).  During the Quarter ended December, 2015, 4721 camps were organized by FLCs in which 135079 persons participated.  SLBC Secretariat, Haryana, Punjab & UT Chandigarh have mapped all 1120 skilling centres i.e. Govt. & Private ITIs, Vocation Training Centres, Operational Centres etc. with 251 FLCs for imparting awareness for MUDRA Loans.  So far, 251 FLCs have conducted 593 sessions in these skilling centres participated by 36016 students.  SLBC Haryana, Punjab & UT Chandigarh have also mapped 208 schools with various FLCs in these States and so far, 16079 students have been provided Financial Literacy by these FLCs.

Across the country, PNB in association with NABARD will organize 948 camps in 12 states comprising team of 107 Financial Literacy Counselors and 63 Chief Lead District Managers and will touch 10 lakh people. The first such Road Show was flagged off on 26th January, 2016 from New Delhi by Ms. Usha Ananthasubramanian, Managing Director & CEO, Punjab National Bank. Similarly, such Road Show was also flagged off in Pillayarpatti in Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu on 5th  Februrary, 2016.

Author: sarkarimirror