NSRLM Block Mission Management Unit (BMMU) under Rural Development block, Noklak held a programme for Bank Sakhi at SBI Noklak Branch on October 28. (DIPR Photo)

Noklak, October 29 (MExN): The Nagaland State Rural Livelihoods Mission (NSRLM) Block Mission Management Unit (BMMU) under Rural Development block Noklak held a programme for Bank Sakhi at SBI Noklak branch on October 28.

The Block Program Manager (BPM) S Chillio Khiamniungan spoke on the concept, roles and responsibilities of Bank Sakhi. He stated that, Bank Sakhi is a woman SHG member with a good rapport and liaison with the bank staff, SHGs and Village Level Organisation (VLO), assigned to sit in the bank branch to assist SHGs and its members to complete different types of transactions and complete documentation work etc. which can reduce the work load of the bank staff.

The role of a Bank Sakhi has become very important with the implementation NRLM ‘Deen Dayal Antyodaya—National Rural Livelihood Mission’, its strategy has become central to the financial inclusion strategy of NRLM in Nagaland, he added. 

The Bank Sakhi, Tsujang of Friendship SHG under Longdon, VLO (federation) will be attached in the bank, he added. 

The BPM thanked Branch Manager, SBI, Noklak and his staff for cooperation with the NSRLM BMMU, Noklak block team.

He informed that the engagement of Bank Sakhi in the bank will be 8 days in a month, twice in a week (every Tuesday and Thursday).

Neikhoto Tachu, Branch Manager, SBI Noklak branch noted that having of Bank Sakhi is an opportunity for the bank when it faces acute shortage of staff and assured all possible help.

The programme was chaired by Khulem Khiamniungan, Area Coordinator, (FI) and Livelihoods and vote of thanks was delivered by S Pusom, Area Coordinator, SISD and IBCB, NSRLM, Noklak.

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