Government : Ignore social media rumours on closure of bank branches
New Delhi: The government has appealed to ignore rumors about bank branches to be closed in the wake of the lockdown. Financial services secretary Debasish Panda said in a tweet on Friday that such rumors need not be addressed because customer service branches are listed as essential services.
All customer service branches are open and will continue to provide their services. Money is available at all branches and ATMs.
It is noteworthy that the State Bank of India, the country’s largest commercial bank, has appealed to consumers not to visit the bank branchers in big numbers because of the downsizing of the staff due to the lockdown.