SRINAGAR, Apr 23: J&K Bank Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed e-inaugurated two Business Units and three offsite ATMs today at Pulwama in presence of Deputy Commissioner Ghulam Mohammad Dar, Bank’s Executive President Vagesh Chander, and a large gathering of valuable customers, senior citizens, representatives of various trade bodies and local residents.
The bank’s Presidents P K Tickoo, Abdul Rashid Sheigan, Zonal Head Kashmir South I Tasaduq Hussain, Vice-Presidents besides other bank officials also attended the inaugural ceremony. The number of business units increased to 67 with a total of 87 ATMs in the district that falls within the jurisdiction of Zonal Office.
The two Business Units e-inaugurated are at Samboora and Wahibug. And the four ATMs installed are at DC office Pulwama, Achhen, Karimabad and Pehoo in the district.
Speaking on the occasion, Parvez Ahmed said, “J&K bank not only envisages its expanding operations as means of financial empowerment of the people but foresees these as investment in economic prosperity of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Our JK-centric strategy focusses upon the need to energize the sectors of J&K economy with enormous growth potential.”
“Accordingly, we shall be extending the credit to those capable of taking lead in the transformation of such sectors besides the skilled youth who haven’t availed the loans so far. For that to happen effectively we expect the youth to equip themselves with right education and required skill-set. That is the only way to negotiate better deals not only for themselves but the organizations they will work for. To all the youth I assure total support and services of J&K Bank”, he added.
Advising the staff of the bank present on the occasion to work towards the empowerment of the people especially youth, Chairman emphasized the need to reorient the customer service of the bank towards inspiring the people for working jointly with us for home delivering the blended prosperity to every subject of the State. He also directed Zonal Head to felicitate the students who have excelled in different fields of education.
On the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Ghulam Mohammad Dar remarked, “J&K Bank is more than a financial institution for us. It has become a part of our identity outside the state. This institution has fundamentally changed the economic landscape of the state and has the potential to shape our collective future as well.”
Earlier, Zonal Head Kashmir-I Tasaduq Hussain Dar thanked the District Development Commissioner, Chairman and other dignitaries for sparing their valuable time for the event.
During the function customers raised queries and also put forward their suggestions. Local trade bodies and civil society members thanked J&K bank for its world class products and services besides handholding the youth entrepreneurs.
Meanwhile, the District Commissioner Pulwama Ghulam Mohammad Dar inaugurated the ATM at DC office Pulwama complex in presence of Chairman Parvez Ahmed amid a large gathering of customers.
Cluster Head Muzaffar Ahmad Qadiri Kashmir South-I concluded the function by presenting the vote of thanks.