RBI wants doorstep banking for senior citizens & differently-abled

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday asked banks to provide doorstep banking facilities to senior citizens of more than 70 years of age and differently-abled persons by December this year.

As per notification number RBI/2017-18/89, it has been directed that senior citizens and specially-abled persons, including the visually-impaired, should be provided basic services like pick-up and delivery of cash, cheque books and demand drafts at their residence.

The notification further said that in addition to the facility of Digital Life Certificate under ‘Jeevan Praman’ Scheme, pensioners can submit physical Life Certificate form at any branch of the pension-paying bank.

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