Govt launches nationwide campaign to open bank accounts for workers

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New Delhi, Nov 26: The ministry of labour and employment in collaboration with Department of Financial services will launch a nationwide campaign on Saturday to open bank accounts of workers in both organized and unorganized sectors who do not have one till date.

"Starting from November 26, special camps will be organized in every district at specific locations to facilitate the workers to open their bank accounts. Government has decided to pursue this path of digital transactions more vigorously than ever before, said a release issued by the government.


"We have already sent communications to all the state governments in this respect requesting their active cooperation." said Bandaru Dattatraya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment.

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"The modalities of the of the camps including the locations within their districts and coordination with the banking channels will be decided by the team comprising district magistrates, lead district manager of the bank and the labour officers of both Centre as well as state governments," added he.

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