Tribune Information Service
Chandigarh, August 28
Amid rising circumstances of ATM and bank robberies in Haryana, bankers have approached the state authorities to make sure security.
The matter got here to gentle through the just lately held State Stage Bankers Committee assembly to evaluation the efficiency of banks.
“The ATMs and branches are constantly being targeted by miscreants and every time they are adopting a new method. We have approached the state government to provide safety to banks and ATMs,” mentioned a senior banker who attended the assembly.
Officers of the Finance Division have assured the bankers that they are going to take up the matter with the Dwelling Division. Along with this, the bankers mentioned they have been engaged on modalities to roll out a complete e-surveillance mechanism on the ATMs for well timed alerts and fast response.
Apart from elevated surveillance, the banks have been suggested to take steps resembling grouting of ATMs to stable buildings resembling partitions and pillars to keep away from uprooting.
As on March 31, the state had 6,761 ATMs and 4,900 branches of assorted banks — public, personal and cooperative. The utmost variety of ATMs are in city areas (4,095), adopted by semi-urban (1,739) and rural areas (927).