MUGA complains on Bank Mitra`s conduct

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IMPHAL, Jan 12: Some `Bank Mitra`™ working under Manipur Rural Bank, Kumbi Branch are charging Rs 50 each from the public while opening zero balance account as a part of the first phase of Jan Dhan Yojana, said MUGA in a press release.

The Mass United Green Association (MUGA) has appealed the concerned authority of Manipur Rural Bank to look into the matter as soon as possible.

MUGA in its press statement further said that while applying for the bank pass book for Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG (DBTL) scheme some Bank Mitra takes Rs 300 from the public under Moirang Khunou Gram Panchayat but in the pass book only Rs 100 is entered.

Some Bank Mitra of United Bank of India, Moirang Branch have also made the Jan Dhan Yojana meaningless by opening bank account but not providing the bank pass book intentionally for using it as a means to pocket extra money, it charged.

`Are the people who cannot afford to pay this extra money not supposed to open bank account? Who is training the Bank Mitra? Are they taught to siphon off public money?`

`Who should we blame for this fault of opening bank account but not able to provide bank pass book?` MUGA questions.

If the concern banks do not take any action regarding the matter, the complaint will be sent to the Prime Minister as well as Reserved bank of India, it added.

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