|Early Times Report|
LEH, Aug 5: Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Jammu conducted "Field Level Financial Literacy Event" for the officers and jawans of ITBP at its Sector Headquarters, Leh, Ladakh on August 3. The event, presided by JP Yadav, DIG, ITBP, Ladakh Sector, was also attended by Thomas Mathew, Regional Director for Jammu and Kashmir, Reserve Bank of India, Jammu; A K Mattu, General Manager, RBI, Jammu, Mohinder Bassan, Regional Manager, SBI and a large gathering of officers and jawans from various battalions of ITBP.
Extending a warm welcome to the brave jawans and officers, Mattu explained the background of these outreach activities focussing Financial Literacy by RBI. He stated that RBI in its endeavour to create awareness among the people and especially for the vulnerable sections of the society has organized this event with the aim of equipping the defence personnel with the required information about various banking products, consumer protection matters and grievance redressal mechanism.
Thomas Mathew, Regional Director, RBI in his initial remarks stated that the literacy efforts of the RBI and Government held promise for creating an overall atmosphere about appropriate use of banking services and products, safe digital transactions and the need to stay away from the lure of fake and fictitious lottery/cheap money transfer offers. He thanked the ITBP establishment for providing the opportunity to RBI to share the desired inputs with the participants.