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KYC norms for opening of bank accounts simplified by RBI

Making opening a bank account less cumbersome than earlier, the RBI has said that accounts can now be opened with just one address proof, permanent or local. This decision has been taken keeping in mind the banking needs of migrant workers and employees with transferable jobs who currently face cumbrous procedure to access banking services.

As per RBI:

  • From now onwards, customers may submit only one documentary proof of address (either current or permanent) while opening a bank account or while undergoing periodic update.
  • In case the address mentioned as per ‘proof of address’ undergoes a change, fresh proof of address may be submitted to the branch within a period of 6 months.
  • In cases where customer is not able to submit local proof of address, the bank may accept a declaration of the local address on which all correspondence will be made by the bank with the customer. Customers are not required to submit any proof for such address for correspondence/local address. Bank may verify this address through positive confirmation such as acknowledgment of receipt of letter, cheque books, ATM cards, telephonic conversation.
  • If the address for correspondence undergoes a change, the customer may inform about the new address to the bank within 2 weeks of such a change.

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Trucks carrying PDS foodgrains to be tracked with GPS

In order to curb the menace of diversion of rations meant for lakhs of families which are below the poverty line, Delhi government has decided to track the trucks carrying food-grains with the help of Global Positioning System (GPS) and Radio-Frequency IDentification ( RFID). The Department of Food, Supplies and Consumer Affairs has started work for establishing a comprehensive web based, real time tracking system for effective implementation of the Public Distribution System.

The movement of vehicles will be continuously under vigilance to ensure that the ration commodities are properly and timely delivered to the Fair Price Shops (FPS) and are not diverted to the open market. It will be implemented by the Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation (DSCSC) Limited which is responsible for supplying food-grains from the six Food Corporation of India (FCI) godowns in Delhi to about 2,500 FPS across the city.

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Sikkim government reserves 12% jobs for BPL

As per an announcement made by the Sikkim government, there will be 12% reservation in all state government jobs and posts in public sector undertakings for candidates living Below Poverty Line (BPL). Only those BPL persons who are of Sikkimese origin will be eligible for this 12% “horizontal reservation”. As per the latest data released by the Planning Commission, Sikkim has just about 8% people living below poverty line which is equal to about 55,000 BPL people in the state.

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