OdishaPlus Bureau

Odisha govt on Monday directed the bank and postal employees to deliver cash to the doorsteps of elderly and differently-abled persons after receiving phone calls from them seeking assistance in this regard. The local administrations have also fixed park timings exclusively for them.

“Postal and bank employees are allowed to move to the premises of senior citizens and differently-abled persons to deliver cash, on phone calls during working hours, with strict adherence to safety measures,” the Finance Department said in an order. The BMC had earlier drawn the govt’s attention to the issue of withdrawal of cash from banks.

The Finance Department has also permitted financial institutions to operate with limited staff till August 31. Public and private sector banks and insurance firms can operate with 50% staff at bigger branches. Smaller branches with less than five employees can function with full staff strength with strict adherence to safety measures.