Chandigarh, August 19, 2019: State Bank of India (SBI) conducted a discussion session including branches within the jurisdiction of all 524 Regional Offices to generate ideas and review bank performance aligned with national priorities. The first-of-its-kind discussion which happened on 17th& 18th August deliberate effort in designing the first stage of the bottom-up consultative process of the bank.

In Chandigarh Regional Office, the discussion session was attended by Shri Rana Ashutosh Kumar Singh, Chief General Manager, SBI Chandigarh Circle from the leadership team of the bank and Shri Rajesh Gupta, Regional Manager, SBI, RBO, Chandigarh

The primary objective of this meeting was to identify and finalize ways & means to increase credit to various sectors of the economy, enhance use of technology to bring about innovation and enable big data analytics, and make banking citizen-centric as well as more responsive to the needs and aspiration of senior citizens, farmers, small industries, enterprises, youth, students & women.

SBI collectively identified many implementable and innovative suggestions which can help to improve bank’s performance and establish future roadmap.These suggestions were collated and have been sent to the regional/zonal level for further discussions at the SLBC/State level, along with comparative performance assessment of the branches under each region. Later,bank has decided to take final consultation at the national level to compare both intra and inter-bank performances and to finalize the suggestions regarding the way ahead for implementation across PSBs.

The consultative process has resulted in a renewed sense of involvement and purposes down to the branch level and the bank is geared towards implementing the roadmap for the further, improve its performance and align itself to national priorities so that it may fulfill its mandate of partnering the Indian growth story.

About State Bank of India:

State Bank of India (SBI) the largest commercial bank in terms of assets, deposits, branches, customers and employees; is also the largest mortgage lender in the country. As on June 30, 2019, the bank has a deposit base of over Rs. 28 lakh crore with CASA ratio of 45.1% and advances of over Rs. 19 lakh crore. SBI commands around 35% and 36% of market share in home loans and auto loans respectively. The Bank has the largest network of 22,088 branches in India and an ATM/CDM network of over 58,495. The number of customers using internet banking facility are more than 66 million and mobile banking services stand at 14.8 million. Downloads for YONO - an integrated digital and lifestyle platform by SBI - are over 23 million, with more than 16 million logins per day. On social media platforms, SBI has the highest number of followers on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest. The Bank tops the list of followers on Facebook and YouTube across all banks worldwide.