[AI] Cheque book with thumb impression

BHAWANI SHANKAR VERMA bsvermadurg at gmail.com
Tue Jun 1 09:12:54 EDT 2010


for specific purpose like utilities and bill payment, bank should issue a 
check book.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Asudani, Rajesh" <rajeshasudani at rbi.org.in>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2010 5:35 PM
Subject: Re: [AI] Cheque book with thumb impression


> Well, such a checkbook as you mention cannot be issued until biometric 
> verification or some such system comes into vogue in banking.
> It was thought to happen in 2009 itself by some, however, still there are 
> no signs of its widespread prevalence in India.
> However, in the interim period, I can perceive no reason why the thumb 
> impression should not be countersigned by Bank manager at the time of 
> issuance of checkbook.
> It would protect the bankers against any check fraud, entailing the safe 
> keep of the checkbook upon the VI customer.
> Anyway a customer has to keep the checkbook safely, so why VIs are shying 
> away from it?
> Even if it is lost, stop payment instructions can be given promptly to the 
> bank.
> If we are to have certain rights, we should be prepared to undertake the 
> responsibilities as well.
> If biometric system is after all adopted, then it would be  a different 
> story altogether, as not only blind, but every one may be required to 
> affix thumb impression!!!
>
>
> Regards
>
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> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Eyeway 
> Helpdesk
> Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2010 4:15 PM
> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
> Subject: [AI] Cheque book with thumb impression
>
> Hi all,
>
>
> Though the IBA circular of November 2008 says that all the banking 
> facilities should be also extended to those visually impaired people who 
> use thumb impression, but even open minded banks/managers have stated they 
> do not have manual or technological capacity to verify thumb print on a 
> issued cheque. So they cannot issue cheque book to people who do not sign.
>
>
>
> One of our recent callers from Bahadurgarh, has account in SBI. 
> Fortunately his manager was open enough to patiently listen to him and 
> then to us on phone, he also read the circulars. Expressing the same 
> incapacity, the manager asked us if there anybody so enjoying a cheque 
> book facility, he would like to learn how is it works.
>
>
>
> So we want to know the people among us or outside our group who has been 
> given cheque book facility with:
>
>  1.. permission to use only their thumb impression to authenticate their 
> cheques,
>  2.. and their bank official does not counter signs it to validate it.
>
>
> Please get back to us on or off the list on the below contacts.
>
>
>
> Thanks and regards,
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>
> Pranay Gadodia | Programme Manager
> Project Eyeway - A knowledge resource for living a fuller life with vision 
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