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Bank employees request Govt. to treat them covid warriors, give insurance cover

NEW DELHI: Voice of Banking a body working for welfare of banking employees have urged Union Finance Minister to treat them as Covid warriors , announce insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh for them and to direct the banks to bear medical expenses of infected employees according to media reports.

Ashwani Rana, secretary of the body in a letter to the government said that banks should only allow essential services because after Unlock there has been a spurt in the number of general public inside banks, which is putting people at risk.

Like other corona warriors, the bank employees should be treated the same. Banks should provide them with 50 lacs insurance cover. During this period, more than 40 bank employees have lost their lives due to Covid. Family members of these deceased employees should be compensated with financial help and a job should be given to their dependents said Rana.

According to Rana, customers have been flocking to banks to update passbook and other non-essential services at the bank branches in Delhi.

Therefore, the State Level Bankers Committee should spread awareness and advertise that only essential services will be available in the banks to restrict customers from overcrowding the banks.