Merger of bank opposed

Correspondent Diphu Mar 30 | Publish Date: 3/30/2019 12:22:07 PM IST

The All Party Hills Leaders’ Conference (APHLC), through a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner of Karbi Anglong Mukul Kumar Saikia,  has demanded that the authority should stay back from changing the name and management of Langpi-Dehangi Rural Bank to Assam Gramin Vikash Bank.

The memo mentioned that Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao are governed under the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution hence the rural banks located within Sixth Schedule areas are basically for addressing the needs of the hills tribes, therefore the names of the bank should be proverbial with the local dialect.

“The name Langpi-Dehangi was selected by the authority because those are the names of two important rivers in the twin hills districts. Removing the names of these two rivers will hurt the sentiment of the tribes living in the two districts. We have also been told by the bank authority that administration of the rural bank is planning to rename State Bank of India as Bank of India. 

This will lead to capturing of all vacancies of posts and benefits available in the rural bank by job seekers from outside the Sixth Schedule areas and local unemployed youths will be deprived of the opportunities,” the memorandum affirmed. 


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