Bankers say only 15 to 20 senior citizens came to bank to get money exchanged
Chandigarh: The special day designated for the senior citizens at various banks across the city saw lukewarm response as the currency notes exchange counters wore deserted look on Saturday. The bankers claimed that during the day, only 15 to 20 senior citizens paid visit to various banks to get the cash exchanged.
Punjab National Bank (PNB) Chief Manager S N Dubey said, “Normally this day is regular working day and open for all but as per the RBI orders, the day was dedicated to senior citizens. But throughout the day, only 15 to 20 senior citizens made the transactions.”
The senior citizens queue hardly saw five to six people at one time in SBI branch of Sector 17 bank square. Bachitar Singh, 70 while sitting on the bench said, “We only need Rs 1000 for our biweekly needs. I just came to see how banks exchange the currency.”
SBI Sector 17 branch had put up extra counters outside the branch in the open with handy card debit machines to dispense Rs 2000 currency to the account holders opting to operate the account from debit or credit cards.
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