Finance Ministry Urges States to Prioritize Covid19 Vaccination in Bank Employees

GG News Bureau

New Delhi, 14th May. Secretary of the Department of Financial Services, Devashish Panda in a letter addressed to the Chief Secretaries of States and Union Territories, said that states, banks, insurance companies, business correspondents, payment systems and other financial services companies have been given priority by the state for Covid19 Vaccination. It also mentioned that vaccination of employees should be done under special arrangement.

In a tweet accompanying this letter, Devashish Panda said, “Salute to our bank employees, insurers, payment service providers, bank friends for ensuring uninterrupted supply of banking and financial services to the needy in this challenging time.

He further wrote, “All state/UT governments are requested to instruct local authorities to provide them necessary help and support in ensuring delivery of banking and financial services. Vaccinating them on priority will mitigate their high exposure to risk in delivery of public service.” He further cited that many of these employees died due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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