When she went to the bank, a TV channel aired her story.

Demonetisation woes Andhra CM Naidu helps woman get cash for funeral of a relative Image for representation
news Demonetisation Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 09:03

A woman was reportedly helped by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, after she was struggling to withdraw money to perform the last rites of a close relative.

Seetharathnam, a resident of Nellore, rushed to State Bank of India on Friday, after her sister-in-law’s husband died in an accident.

When she went there, a TV channel aired her story. While speaking on the channel, she broke down.

The CM who watched the incident on TV, is reported to have immediately spoken to the Nellore district collector and asked him to help.

Soon, the manager of the branch released the amount of Rs 40,000 after getting a call from the Chief Minister’s office.

Recently, Naidu had constituted four committees to monitor the post-demonetisation issues.

The CM was quoted in The Hindu saying that a committee of officials from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), State Bank of India (SBI), Andhra Bank and the Finance Secretary would prepare a roadmap on rationalization of the service charges levied in mobile banking.

Also, APSRTC, Labour, SBI, Andhra Bank and representatives of KL University would help monitoring the training programmes on mobile and online banking.

It was reported that he also directed officials to supply 5,000 e-PoS machines to APSRTC, 1,000 e-PoS machines to hotels and 5,000 machines to grocery stores, commercial establishments and market yards.

 

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