West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday mentioned banks within the state would begin functioning full time from Thursday.
Banking hours had been revised a number of occasions within the wake of rising COVID-19 instances in Bengal through the course of the second wave.
“Banks have to function full time now. Many new accounts are being opened as a result of ‘Lakshmir Bhandar’ scheme. Therefore, we have now determined to permit banks to function as per the standard schedule,” Banerjee mentioned.
The normal banking hours are 10 am to 4 pm.
Around 1.6 crore individuals are anticipated to be part of the West Bengal authorities scheme, which was part of the Trinamool Congress’ election manifesto, geared toward offering monetary help to girls heads of households within the age group of 25-60 years.
Under the initiative, the state authorities will present Rs 1,000 monthly to girls heads of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe households, and Rs 500 to these belonging to the overall class.