(The Gist of PIB) BC Sakhi and Bank Sakhis [APRIL-2020]
(The Gist of PIB) BC Sakhi and Bank
BC Sakhi and Bank Sakhis
SHG women working as Business Correspondents for banks (BC Sakhis) and
Bank Sakhis playing a vital role in the disbursement of the first tranche of
ex-gratia of Rs.500/- to women PMJDY accounts amidst COVID-19 Lockdown.
Around 8800 BC Sakhi and 21600 Bank Sakhi, around 50% of both cadre
voluntarily started working amidst Lockdown across the country right from
Assam, Mizoram, Sikkim, Manipur to Bihar, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Madhya
Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar
Pradesh, and Tamilnadu.
Bank Sakhis are supporting Bank Branch Managers in managing rush at
branches during DBT payment and ensuring the social distancing of customers
by creating awareness among the rural communities.
SHG members engaged as BC Sakhi/ Bank Sakhi are playing a vital role in
ensuring the disbursement of financial relief packages provided by the
Government of India.
BC Sakhi/ Bank Sakhi has become a focal point person in disseminating
information regarding the financial relief packages announced by the
Government of India in the rural areas, through which financial provisions
laid down under PMGKY, PM Kisan and MGNREGS reach the population during