Bhubaneswar: Ajit Kumar Padhan, Branch Manager of Utkal Gramya Bank, Baragaon Branch in Odisha’s Nuapada has been placed under suspension.
The government initiated the action after a 60-year-old elderly woman had to drag her 100-year-old bedridden mother on a cot to the nearby bank to withdraw pension money of Rs 1500.
Padhan insisted on physical presence of Labhe Bag for withdrawal of money from her Jandhan Yojana account.
Labhe’s daughter Punjimatee (60 years) was compelled to present her mother in the bank by dragging her on a cot.
This unfortunate incident was taken seriously by the state government and the Chairman of Utkal Gramya Bank was requested on Sunday to take stern action after due enquiry.
Based on the request, the bank authorities immediately suspended Padhan, pending disciplinary action.