[AI] Banking facilities to the visually challenged

Ram Kumar drkwisdom at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 11:10:49 EDT 2008

If I could get the copy of RBI's circular for the visually challenged,
It will be helpful.

On 6/6/08, H P Kotian <hpkotian at rbi.org.in> wrote:
> Dear Rajesh and all
> The highlights of the salient points emerging out of the circular are:
> 1 RBI recognises the reasons put forth by the banks not giving us banking
> services as a discriminatory practise.
> 2 RBI considers the problem to be widespread and not an isolated incidence
> and hence the need of  the circular
> 3 RBI considers the blind compenent enough to possess all the legal rights
> to contract
> These are by no means insignificant and we are now armed with a good club to
> take on the discriminatory and whimsically practises by the banks.
> When last year I had met officials of IBA and 2 departments at RBI, they
> were not aware that the blind persons were getting a raw deal. It was good
> that our members made complaints to the 2 departments and brought the
> realisation amongst the officials that the problem was not isolated.
> Kanchan's magic spell and Sam's backup support made this all this possible.
> Despite this circular, if the banks continue to act whimsical, we should not
> buckle and take it to its logical end. We have moved in a long way forward
> and there should and there be no looking back.
> Harish.
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With wishes, D, Ramkumar PHD in English Pondicherry university-a
central university

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