Kohima: The Nagaland State Rural Livelihood Mission (NSRLM) has conducted two day state level refresher training programme for Bank Sakhi from October 12 to 13 last at Mt. Tabor Retreat Centre.
This programme is part of the celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
A Bank Sakhi is a women SHG member, assigned to sit in the bank branch to assists SHGs and its members complete different types of transactions like opening of Saving bank account, deposit, withdrawal from the saving bank account, do preliminary scrutiny, help filling up the loan application, complete documentation work etc. which can reduce the work load of the bank staff.
Speaking at the programme, Imtimenla, joint secretary rural development and mission director NSRLM urged upon the Bank Sakhi (Customer Relationship Manager) to continue to do the good work in helping the community on financial inclusion.
She expressed happiness that the Bank Sakhi are now placed into various bank institutions across the state and assisting the community pertaining to opening of Bank account, bank transactions etc.
She also requested the bank institutions to continue to utilize the service of Bank Sakhi and at the same time asked Bank Sakhi to give priority on enrolment of insurance facilities and bank credit linkages.
She announced that another 31 bank Sakhi wil be trained by NSRLM.
Two bank officials from State Bank of India (SBI) Kezhochol Rhetso and Imliwati spoke at the programme.
The progranme was coordinated by Rajuselie Lhousa, State Programme Manager, SMMU.
The two day refresher training programme touched on scalling up SHG bank linkage, 100% regular repayment of SHG loans and financial literacy.
67 Bank Sakhi from 11 district joined the programme.