Kohima: To maintain social distancing amid the nation-wide lockdown due to the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic, the Mon district administration in Nagaland has stepped up to facilitate mobile ATM service in Mon town to reduce long queues at banks and ATMs.
The deputy commissioner informed that two banking services will be available from April 20-25 at strategic locations across the town. This notification comes just a week after the official informed that few banking teams will be visiting the villages to facilitate withdrawal of cash.
Mon deputy commissioner Thavaseelan K informed that to reduce long queues at banks and ATMs for withdrawing and depositing cash, the Abraham Representative Common Service Point/8974337358 will be operating mobile ATM services to facilitate withdrawal and deposit of cash in all the wards of Mon town.
An update from the DIPR said that this service will be available from April 20-24 from 7 am to 11 am and from 12 noon to 4 pm on April 25. The specific ward allotments are: on April 20 at Zuklom from 7 am to 11 am and Tanlao 12 noon to 4 pm; on April 21 at Shamnyu from 7 am to 11 am and Wagiem 12 noon to 4 pm; on April 22 at Thamnan from 7 am to 11 am and Walo from 12 noon to 4 pm; on April 23 at Chingai from 7 am to 11 am and Techahan from 12 noon to 4 pm; on April 24 at Jahjon from 7 am to 11 am and Tompang from 12 noon to 4 pm; and on April 25 at Shantham from 7 am to 11 am.
The service delivery point at every ward will be at a place designated by COVID-19 Ward Task Force, who is also responsible for maintaining social distancing norms and other preventive measures notified by the government. For these services, no fees will be charged and complaints can be lodged at 8837358017/8974246573.
The other banking service is A Epha, Business Correspondent (BC) of IndusInd Bank (Spice Money Ltd), which will be operating mobile ATM services in all the wards of Mon town. The timings for this are: on April 20 at Shantham ward from 8 am to 12 pm and Tompang ward from 1 pm to 4 pm; on April 21 at Techahan ward from 8 am to 12 pm and Jahjon ward from 1 pm to 4 pm; On April 22 at Chingai ward from 8 am to 12 pm and Thamnan ward from 1 pm to 4 pm; on April 23 at Walo ward from 8 am to 12 pm and Wagiem ward from 1 pm to 4 pm; on April 24 at Zuklom ward from 8 am to 12 pm and Shamnyu ward from 1 pm to 4 pm; and on April 25 at Tanlao ward from 8 am to 12 pm and Papong ward from 1 pm to 4 pm.
For this banking service, it said that the service charge per transaction will be from: Rs 20 for transaction up to Rs 10,000; Rs 30 for transaction between Rs 10,000 and Rs 20,000; Rs 60 as charge between Rs 20,000 and Rs 30,000; and Rs 90 for over Rs 30,000 transaction. The service delivery point at every ward will also be at a place designated by COVID-19 Ward Task Force who will be responsible for maintaining social distancing norms and other preventive measures notified by the government.
It warned that this particular banking service for withdrawals only and not for deposits. In case complaints arise, customers are asked to call 8837358017/8974246573.
Besides the mobile ATM service that has been facilitated by the district administration to maintain social distancing, it has also adopted several other measures to contain the spread of the deadly COVID-19.
While a man from Dimapur tested positive in Assam, areas like the Marwari Patti, Ghorapatty including Zion Hospital were sealed for quarantine. The administration had earlier appealed all those who arrived in Mon district on or after March 24 from Dimapur or other parts of the state and visited the sealed areas during their stay in Dimapur to inform the Mon District Control Room at 9862014033/9862078993/7005687775 as preventive measures.
Likewise, following positive cases of COVID-19 in Meghalaya, the deputy commissioner also directed all persons who arrived in Mon district on or after March 22 from Shillong in Meghalaya to inform the Mon district control room so as to enable the COVID-19 District Task Force (DTF), Mon to take suitable preventive measures. It had urged all residents to comply with the advisory as violators will be dealt with as per the law.
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