NSRLM discusses alternate banking model with BC Sakhi candidates

NSRLM discusses alternate banking model with BC Sakhi candidates
Participants of the interactive session with members of NSRLM.
Dimapur, Sep 9 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/9/2019 10:55:51 AM IST

The Corporate Business Correspondents (CBCs) and the Nagaland State Rural Livelihoods Mission (NSRLM) with identified BC Sakhi candidates held an interactive session in Dimapur on September 5.

The session was a part of the one day State level awareness programme on introducing alternate banking model—the business correspondent (BC) Sakhi, in the State. BC Sakhi model is a banking service to reach out to rural pockets and bring more households in the ambit of financial inclusion encompassing account opening, deposits, withdrawal, insurance, remittance, pension, enrolment in social security schemes etc. 

Bidyut K. Basu, national resource person on financial inclusion (NRP-FI), shared on the concept, role and responsibilities, function and inter-relationship of BC Sakhis with NSRLM, banks and corporate BCs. 

The key note was delivered by Rajuselie Lhousa, programme manager-financial inclusion, covering on objective of NRLM, basic areas and programmes of financial inclusion, status of banks in Nagaland, need of alternate banking model in unreached villages and unbanked blocks in the State. He also shared on BC Sakhi policy of NSRLM related to mechanism, incentives, commission etc as envisaged in the policy.

The interaction session with the trainees, banks and corporate BCs on alternate banking model was held in the presence of professionals like Lanusosang Jamir, state manager, CSC E-Governance Services Ltd, Imsukumzuk, VLE, CSC E-Governance Services Ltd, MerenImsong, co-ordinator, E-Gramin Services Pvt. Ltd, Siddhartha Dey, area project manager, Sanjivani Vikas Foundation Pvt. Ltd, Lily Medo, state coordinator, Save Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Bank officials like K. Tonsing, manager (FI), SBI RBO Dimapur, Neitsote Thopi, field officer NStCB and O Aokeyi Ao, senior manager, Nagaland Rural Bank were also present at the interaction session.

Altogether 43 participants (8 from resource blocks (RB) and 34 from unbanked blocks (UBB) attended the programme. 



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