Business Affected in Bihar due to Bank Strike

State Bank of India in Patna remains closed on Tuesday due to bankers' strike.

Typography
  • Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

Patna: Business in Patna and elsewhere in the state was disrupted on Tuesday due to a day-long strike by the government banks, including Grameen Banks and Cooperative Banks, following call for a strike by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU).

Bank union leaders chanting anti-government slogans in Patna on Tuesday.Bank union leaders chanting anti-government slogans in Patna on Tuesday.The strike was called to press for employees' nine-point demands including compensation to employees and officers for overtime they had to put in the aftermath of demonetization in November; and early initiation of next wage revision, among others.
Outside every bank and ATM machines in the state capital, men and women were seen lined up to cash their checks or withdraw money from the Automated Teller Machines only to return empty-handed as most ATMs ran out of cash within few hours in the morning.

As reported, more than 48,000 government bank employees stayed away from work by joining protests across the state. With millions of rupees worth of business being affected by the strike, even the commoners had a harrowing day as most ATMs ran out of money shortly before noon making it extremely inconvenient for those short on cash.

Leaders of nearly half a dozen bankers' unions claimed total success of the 'bandh' saying businesses worth over Rs. 30,000 crore were affected by the strike affecting 6,700 branches across the state.

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS

More News...

Eight Men Arrested in Bihta Cinema Hall Owner's Killing

Sep 19, 2017
Patna SSP holding a press meet after the arrest of eight men in connection with the Bihta murder.
Patna: Police in Patna on Monday arrested eight men in connection with the killing of a movie theater owner in Bihta who was gunned down by…

Nitish Agrees with BJP on Holding Simultaneous National and State Polls

Sep 19, 2017
BJP leader Prem Kumar, Sushil Kumar Modi, and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday.
Patna: Speaking after his weekly Lok Samvad program in Patna on Monday, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar showed all signs of him now being comfortably…

All Indian Villages to have Electricity by Next Month: Union Minister

Sep 19, 2017
Union Minister of State for Energy R K Singh being welcomed by party leaders in Patna on Monday.
Patna: First time since becoming the Central Minister of State for Energy, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader R K Singh arrived in Patna on Monday…

Bus Carrying Message of President Kalam Arrives in Patna

Sep 19, 2017
PU VC Ras Bihari Singh and others flagging off Kalam Bus in Patna on Monday.
Patna: The 'Kalam Message' bus that was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rameshwaram a few weeks ago to spread the message of late…

Sharad Running a Parallel JD-U; 'Strips' Nitish from Party President's Post

Sep 18, 2017
Rebel JD-U leader Sharad Yadav (file photo).
Patna: Disgruntled Janata Dal – U leader Sharad Yadav got yet another step closer towards losing his Rajya Sabha membership and his near-certain…

RJD Leader Taslimuddin Dies after Brief Illness

Sep 18, 2017
RJD leader Mohammed Taslimuddin (file photo).
Chennai: Senior Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Member of Parliament from Araria Mohammed Taslimuddin passed away at the Apollo Hospital in…

PhotoGallery

photogallery module

Your Favorite Recipes on PD

Recipes

Latest Comments

Recent Articles in Readers Write, Lifestyle, Feature, and Blog Sections