Dena Bank is taking all steps for implementing financial inclusion, in Goa. It is also aiming for a better presence through new branches and ways of expanding operations, said Ms Nupur Mitra, chairman and managing director.
Ms Mitra was speaking to the media on a two day visit for business development and to attend the biennial Dena Bank Officers Federation Conference. She was accompanied by Mr Ashok K Dutt, executive director, Mr R K Gupta, field general manager (Maharashtra) and Mr M L Behera, regional manager (Thane) and Comrade P K Sarkar, convenor, AIBOC.
The officer’s conference was inaugurated by the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar. Addressing the gathering the Chief Minister said that Dena Bank was one of the first nationalized banks to open a branch, in the state, along with SBI, BOB and Central Bank.
He also expressed surprise at the cordial relations between the bank top brass and the officers’ union, reflected in senior member of the union body sharing the stage with the CMD. Remembering the bank from school days as it was where he had his first savings account, the Chief Minister said that he expected it to “step up activities,” especially because of “the cordial relations between staff and management.”
Stating that the government was prepared to give all cooperation to the bank for government schemes, like the Ladli Laxmi which could be routed through it.
On Sunday the CMD addressed women entrepreneurs and SHGs financed by the bank, and also attended an exhibition of their products at Don Bosco School, Panaji.
Dena Bank opened its first branch at Panaji in 1964, and at present has 16 branches across Goa. It is one of the better managed banks of India and was recently voted as the ‘Best Mid-sized public sector SME Bank.’ [NT]