Guwahati: Announcing that HDFC Bank, one of the largest private sector banks operating in Assam, is all set to increase its total number of branches from the existing 72 to 100 in the state by next year, the bank management has expressed its commitment to keep serving its customers with best-in-the-class services and latest technology in future.
Announcing this, Sandeep S Kumar, branch banking head, east & northeast, HDFC Bank, said that the increase in brand network of the bank will result in more employment opportunities in the region. “We have 72 branches in Assam and we are planning to make it to 100 by the next year,” said Kumar, while addressing media persons in Guwahati on Wednesday.
The increase in the number of branches will result in the employment of more human resources in the offices, he said, adding: “The bank is serving 18 lakh families in Assam and in the state itself lending part is more than the deposit part.”
HDFC Bank on Wednesday announced the completion of 15th year of service in Assam. Since the start of its journey in the year 2004 on GS Road in Guwahati, the HDFC Bank has provided banking services to 2.5 lakh customers in the state with 121 ATMs and 72 branches.
Talking about the bank’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, titled Parivartan, in Assam, Kumar said that the CSR activities aim to make women in the state independent financially. It also helps schools affected during the times of environmental disaster and also repairs women’s restrooms in girls’ schools and colleges all over the state.
“With presence in 27 districts, HDFC Bank is the largest private sector bank in the state bringing large unbanked segments into the banking fold. Pan-India basis, HDFC Bank has over 5,314 branches covering 2,671 cities. HDFC Bank has been providing financial result along with one of the lowest NPAs in the country, which is very important,” added Kumar, which according to him, is a huge milestone in HDFC Bank’s history.
We have already impacted more than 15.5 lakh people in the state so far and we are humbled by the trust and support they repose in us, he said.
Along with Kumar, Meenu Biswas, who is the circle head of Northeast, and Dr Dhiren Saharia, who has been a customer of HDFC Bank since its inception in 2004, also spoke during the programme.