Nirmala Sitharaman launches doorstep banking services
Doorstep banking agents deployed by the selected service providers at 100 centres across the country, will deliver the services
Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday inaugurated doorstep banking services by public sector banks.
As part of the EASE Reforms, doorstep banking services is envisaged to provide convenience of banking services to the customers at their doorstep through the universal touch points of call centre, web portal or mobile app. Customers can also track their service request through these channels.
The services shall be rendered by the doorstep banking agents deployed by the selected service providers at 100 centres across the country.
At present only non-financial services viz. pick up of negotiable instruments (cheque / demand draft / pay order, etc.), pick up new cheque book requisition slip, pick up of 15G / 15H forms, pick up of IT / GST challan, issue request for standing instructions, request for account statement, delivery of non-personalised cheque book, demand draft, pay order, delivery of term deposit receipt, acknowledgement, delivery of TDS / Form 16 certificate issuance, delivery of pre-paid instrument / gift card are available to customers.
Financial services shall be made available from October 2020.
The services can be availed by customers of public sector banks at nominal charges, said the Ministry of Finance in a statement. The services will benefit all customers, particularly senior citizens and ‘divyangs’ who would find it at ease to avail these services.