By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 12 Oct: Additional Chief Secretary Radha Raturi has instructed the officials to prepare a proposal for registering cases related to counterfeit currency through e-FIRs after examination.
Chairing a meeting today aimed at taking steps for prevention of financial crimes, she directed them to organise a common training programme of Uttarakhand Police officers and commercial banks. ACS Radha Raturi also urged the banks to extend their services in the remote hill areas of Uttarakhand. She said that banks could play an important role in preventing migration from the hill areas of the state and in facilitating the financial needs of the pilgrims on the Chardham Yatra route.
She was chairing a meeting of the 17th State Level Security Committee of Banks organised by Reserve Bank of India for Uttarakhand state, today. Raturi said that the government would extend all possible cooperation towards training and Police assistance to the security personnel of RBI and other banks related to fire safety and security. She also urged the banks to make arrangements for CCTV cameras in their premises. Regular fire audit of currency chests in banks should be ensured. Raturi said that security gadgets like burglary alarm with auto dialler, fire alarm, biometric access and time lock also should be ensured along with CCTV cameras at all bank branches and ATMs.