Jan Dhan accounts: Bank mitras seek to do away with biometrics

Jan Dhan accounts: Bank mitras seek to do away with biometrics

Tarn Taran, March 30

Bank mitras, who are village-level representatives of several banks, are worried as officials have instructed them to use biometric machines to handle Jan Dhan and social security accounts.

A banking correspondent on Monday said besides, employees were also marking their attendance manually and benefits of various schemes, including atta dal, were given to beneficiaries without using the biometric system. He said according to new instructions of banks, they had been asked to operate biometric machines to handle Jan Dhan accounts and other facilities.

Banking correspondents have urged the administration to do away with this system for time being to withdraw money from Jan Dhan accounts and use other social security schemes. — OC

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