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ATMs Being Installed in 1.25 Lakh Post-offices: Government in LS

Work is on to install ATMs, micro ATMs at post offices across India to help people living in far-flung areas to withdraw money, govt said.

Published: 18th December 2015 03:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th December 2015 03:11 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Work is on to install ATMs and micro ATMs at over 1.25 lakh post offices across the country to help people living in far-flung areas to withdraw money, government said in Lok Sabha today.

Responding to some members speaking about difficulties faced by people in distant places, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said that 'bank mitra', people hired temporarily at branches with inadequate staff, will also be of a big help in this regard.

Replying to a question about vacancies in public sector banks, he said during the Question Hour that all the backlog vacancies are being filled and added that over 60,000 people were recruited against the retirement of 38,000 people.

There were 38,254, 38,170 and 21,500 vacancies of officers in public sector banks in 2013-14, 14-15 and 15-16 respectively and the corresponding recruitment numbers were 35,549, 30,359 and 24,133.



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