SRINAGAR, Dec 23: J&K Bank Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed received the prestigious SKOCH Award in Banking and Finance Silver Category for the establishment of thirty-five J&K Bank Easy Payment Units in Leh Ladakh Region leading to a revolutionary inclusive banking and rural expansion, which was recognized at the 55th SKOCH Summit held at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi.
The award was conferred by the Chairman, SKOCH Group Sameer Kochchar, Managing Director and Editor SKOCH Dr Gursharan Dhanjal. The summit was inaugurated by Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation who was conferred the Golden Jubilee SKOCH Challenger Award, 2018.
The 55th SKOCH Summit was themed on the Economic Manifesto in which various speakers including noted Economist and Member House of Lords UK, Lord Meghnad Desai, 15th Finance Commission NK Singh, Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to PM Dr Bibek Debroy, Dr Aruna Sharma, Distinguished Fellow, SKOCH Development Foundation and Former Secretary, Government of India, Baroness Sandip Verma, Member, House of Lords, United Kingdom participated.
The summit also held panel discussion on ‘Deciphering Digital Economy Policy’ and ‘Ambassadors of Soft Power India’ by eminent domain experts and politicians bringing leading politicians and experts from politics, finance, technology and diplomacy on one platform.
The Bank also received two Order of Merit citations having been rated and qualified on three parameters, early evaluation, jury evaluation and popular vote which were received by Parvez Ahmed in the presence of President and Zonal Head Ladakh Chetan Paljor and Zonal Head Delhi Fayaz Siddiqui.
The JK Bank Easy Payment Units to financially include all the 111 villages in Leh Ladakh were inaugurated by the Governor Satya Pal Malik who had cited the bank’s initiative a great service and facilitation to the people bringing inclusive growth regardless of economic background and contributing towards the steady development of the state economy.