Ariyalur bank branch manager caught in Hindi-row transferred to regional office in Tiruchy

The move comes after political parties in Tamil Nadu condemned the manager and bank for allegedly refusing a loan to a senior citizen man because he did not know Hindi.

Published: 22nd September 2020 10:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd September 2020 10:49 PM   |  A+A-


Balasubramanian alleged that the manager refused him a loan after he told him he does not know Hindi. (Representational Photo)

Express News Service

ARIYALUR: The senior branch manager of a nationalised bank in Gangaikondacholapuram in Ariyalur district was transferred to the bank’s regional office in Tiruchy on Tuesday after a retired government doctor alleged the manager had refused him a loan for not knowing Hindi. 

The doctor had issued a legal notice to the manager seeking a compensation of Rs 1 lakh.

The manager, Vishal Narayan Kamble, and the bank faced a serious backlash with political parties, including the DMK and PMK, condemning Kamble’s alleged actions. 

Following this, on Tuesday, the Trichy branch chief manager of the nationalised bank ordered that senior manager Vishal Narayan Kamble be transferred to the Trichy regional office.

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Sources at the bank said that Kamble would not have to communicate directly with customers in his new position in Tiruchy and, therefore, would not need to know Tamil.

The doctor, 76-year-old C Balasubramanian from Jayankondam in Ariyalur, who raised the complaint said he had met Kamble seeking a loan to build a commercial complex on his land in Jayankondam. 

Balasubramanian has had an account at the bank since 2002. According to the doctor, the manager and he argued after Kamble, a Maharashtrian, asked if he knew Hindi and the doctor said he didn’t. 

The doctor alleged that the manager refused him a loan because he did not know Hindi and sent a legal notice to Kamble through an advocate. 

​In the notice, the doctor sought compensation of Rs 1 lakh for the alleged mental distress caused and claimed the refusal of a loan on the basis of not knowing Hindi could be considered deficiency of service.


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  • Hindi

    What a stupid person. Suppose you know English, okay. But it is not necessary for the other to have English. If you are not ready to cooperate with him then how can he loan you. In fact a lot of injustice is being done to the bank manager. This happens to many officers and employees. The bank manager said right that you come later. Because of the problem of communicating language, he could not take decisions. So the manager did the right thing and did the right thing. This old man was shattered to become a political bread maker and is becoming very knowledgeable. He should be ashamed of this, even after serving for so many days, he does not have knowledge of the language spoken and understood by most of the people of the country. English will be venerable for you but for us Indians she is our servant. Most Indians are not proud of that language. It is also clear from this incident that the general public moves forward using Hindi. For most of the people, English has been only fasting in development, especially for rural people, working class, backward society people and the poor. Students coming from poor society get selected in jobs due to their merit but due to family background and native environment, their English is not as good as that of the black exploiting British. This retired sir does not consider the problem to be a meritorious poor student who has passed the PO exam of the bank with the help of his merit and has obtained the title of manager. Want to show your English superiority to him. Unfortunately, foolish people like you still want to exploit the people by stalking the English. A lot of Tamil people work with us, they do not know Hindi, yet we help in every way from admission to school. They never let them feel that they were strangers. But in Tamil Nadu one can feel a sense of hatred towards Hindi and non-Tamils ??flowing. How did this low-minded person connect the communication problem with the Hindi language. Dirt is in your mind, you say it to others.
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