Weird: KCC loan applicants receive bank letters after one year

Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar, June 2: Weird it may sound, but the applicants of the Kissan Credit Card (KCC) scheme in South Kashmir’s Anantnag have received letters dispatched by the concerned bank after a passage of one long year.
A letter in this regard was sent by the Punjab National Bank branch Mattan in July last year to one Abdul Razaq Sheikh of Bona Nambal area of district Anantnag who had applied for the KCC loan with the Department of Horticulture.

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For almost a year, the letter could not find the right destination and reached the applicant on June 2, 2021, directing him to contact the branch within 15 days.
“Sir, we have received your application from the Horticulture for KCC, you are advised to visit our office during working hours to complete the bank formalities. Please ensure to visit our office within 15 days failing which loan case will be returned to the sponsoring agency,” reads the letter shot to Abdul Razaq Sheikh by the PNB on 24-7-2020 to be received after one long year.
There is one more such case of Abdul Ahad Bhat of Bona Nambal area of district Anantnag who had also applied for the KCC with the department of Animal Husbandry.
His letter was also dispatched by the PNB Branch Mattan in February this year which he received after over three months asking him to contact the bank for the completion of bank formalities.
Applicant Abdul Razaq Sheikh said that he received the letter on June 1 and after that, he reached the bank, but they did not entertain it.
“Shockingly, it took the letter one year to reach the address and after receiving it, I reached the branch but they are not ready to entertain it,” he said.
It is to be noted that the distance between Mattan and Bona Nambal is not more than 5 kilometres.
While the bank officials at the concerned branch of PNB could not be contacted despite repeated attempts, the departments said that they will ascertain the veracity of the claims.