Bhubaneshwar:26/7/17; Odisha’s first of its kind state level financial inclusion conclave was inaugurated by Shri H.R. Khan, Former Deputy Governor, RBI today in Bhubaneshwar. The conclave was organised by OSAFII. Shri H.R. Khan also presented the keynote address.
Around 160 delegates from across the country participated at the event. According to Shri Parshuram Nayak, President, OSAFII, “This conclave is aiming for bringing together all the Financial Inclusion Institutions working in the state of Odisha for Development of the poor and to serve them through responsible finance with dignity and respect.”Speaking on the occasion Shri Dibyajyoti Pattnaik, Board Member, OSAFII said, “Financial inclusion plays an important role in the overall development at the grassroots level. As more and more people come under the ambit of financial inclusion, it has connected them to the formal banking system enabling them to avail various financial services. Shri Mohammad Nooruddin Amin, Secretary, OSAFII said, “Through financial inclusion we want to rebuild Odisha, with all the components of growth available in our state, I wonder why people are yet to catch up to the mainstream economic growth process. We need to make rural Odisha financially inclusive and thus making the people financially sustainable. Let this conclave lay the foundation stone for growth and development of rural Odisha. Let us create examples which can be replicated across the country. On this auspicious occasion.A launch Programme on Atal Pension Yojana was organized in the conclave in partnership with Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) under the Poorest States Inclusive Growth (PSIG) programme of SIDBI, with support from Department for International Development (DFID). ACCESS ASSIST as a partner of SIDBI is conducting Atal Pension Yojana Roll out & promotion programme targeting a total population of 3 lakhs.
several dignitaries from the government, RBI, SIDBI, commercial banks and domain experts participated at the event. Some of the dignitaries who were present included – Nitin Chandra I.A.S. Principal Secretary SSEPD, A.R.Samal, GM-RBI, B. V. G. Reddy, CGM-SBI, Prakash Kumar, CGM-SIDBI, G.C.Gaur, GM-SIDBI PSIG, Dr. K. C. Panigrahi, CGM-NABARD, Ratna Vishwanathan, CEO, Microfinance Institutions Network, Devesh Sachdev, Vice President, Microfinance Institutions Network, Ashutosh Kumar, YES Bank, Dr. H.K.Pradhan, XLRI, S.Mahapatra, DGM-Canara Bank, Manish Mani,