KAZIRANGA, Aug 23 - The State Bank of India (SBI), Kohora branch ( Kaziranga) is facing shortage of technical staff.
Interacting with this correspondent at Kohora today, a senior official of SBI, Kohora branch, informed that although the matter was taken up with the higher authorities seeking more staff in view of the rising volume of business, but in vain.
�The branch has now three employees, but one of them has already been transferred,� the official said, adding that considering the increasing volume of business, authorities concerned should take urgent steps in this regard.
�The branch requires more staff as large number of foreign as well as domestic tourists visit the Kaziranga National Park during winter and they require banking transactions, but the existing staff can�t meet the demand of the customers,� the official claimed.
A section of tour operators have demanded opening of a forex counter at the branch campus to facilitate foreign transactions, especially for the foreign tourists.
�The nationalised banks operating in the state should also open branches in Kaziranga in order to help the local people and the tourists,� the tour operators said.
It is learnt that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has already asked the banks to cover un-banked areas in order to bring the people living in the remote areas under the banking system. However, the nationalised banks operating in the district are yet to take action in this regard.