[AI] Banks asked to extend all facilities to visually challengedpeople

nafisa buhariwala nafisapb at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 5 03:04:23 EDT 2008


The source is RBI's AP DIR circular which I have reproduced in my mail with the subject line Bingo!...
Nafisa > Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 11:48:23 +0530> From: lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in> Subject: Re: [AI] Banks asked to extend all facilities to visually challengedpeople> > What is the source of this news?> > Subramani > > > > -----Original Message-----> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of pradeep> banakar> Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2008 11:25 AM> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in> Subject: [AI] Banks asked to extend all facilities to visually> challengedpeople> > Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has ordered all> banks to extend full banking facilities to the visually challenged> people without any discrimination. In an advisory note issued here> Wednesday, the RBI said its attention has been drawn to the fact that> the visually challenged people encounter problems in availing banking> facilities.> > The RBI said such people are entitled to all facilities, including> cheque books, operation of ATMs, lockers and the like as they were> legally competent to contract.> > It has ordered that banks must ensure that all these facilities as> well as net banking, retail loans, credit cards and other services are> also offered to the visually challenged people. Banks have been told> to advise all their branches to render all possible assistance to them> to avail banking facilities.> > In this regard, the RBI has referred to a 2005 order of the Court of> the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities which had been> forwarded by the Indian Banks' Association to all member banks in> October that year.> > The court observed that the "visually impaired persons cannot be> denied the facility of cheque book, locker and ATM on the possibility> of risk in operating or using the said facility, as the element of> risk is involved in case of other customers as well."> > To unsubscribe send a message to accessindia-request at accessindia.org.in> with the subject unsubscribe.> > To change your subscription to digest mode or make any other changes,> please visit the list home page at> > http://accessindia.org.in/mailman/listinfo/accessindia_accessindia.org.i> n> > To unsubscribe send a message to accessindia-request at accessindia.org.in with the subject unsubscribe.> > To change your subscription to digest mode or make any other changes, please visit the list home page at> http://accessindia.org.in/mailman/listinfo/accessindia_accessindia.org.in
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