[AI] Visually handicapped person using cheque book facility (usingThumb Impression)

Harish Kotian harish at accessindia.org.in
Wed Apr 23 10:46:14 EDT 2008

Hi Vijay

As others have touched, RBI has not issued any circular discriminating us. It is very clear, we the blind also should be given cheque book fascility. However, some branch managers create problems. 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "vijay chavan" <vijayasaramchavan at yahoo.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 5:14 PM
Subject: [AI] Visually handicapped person using cheque book facility (usingThumb Impression)

> Hi Friends,
> One of my friends, Sayaaji mokashi, a totally blind
> person, has been using chequeBook facility using his
> thumb impression for the last almost two years without
> facing any problem.
> Currently he is working with Treasury office of
> Government of Maharashtra.  The bank which provided
> him the ChequeBook is the branch of Bank of
> Maharashtra in the premises of Treasury of the
> Government of Maharashtra.
> Also, in Bandra Kurla Complex there are visually
> handicapped people who owns STD Booths are enjoying
> ChequeBooks with the same branch, one of them is
> HariDaas Badre.
> Friends, question arises here is that if Bank of
> Maharashtra can provide the ChequeBook to the visually
> handicapped people, who cannot sign and using their
> Thumb Impressions, then, Why the other Banks are not?
> Is it not possible to us as an accessindia that
> approach to other Banks to provide the same to the
> other people who are having their accounts in various
> banks?
> May I request specially to Rajesh and Harish to throw
> more light on this issue, and take this matter to R B
> I.
> Regards,
> Vijay Chavan.
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