Surveillance and Data Storage in banking sector needs to be made more effective says Sanjay Prasad

Lucknow: In order to make the security system of banks more strong, agile and high level, work is being done by the present state government under the policy of zero tolerance. Under this, instructions have been given to all the banks to make adequate security arrangements in their bank branches as per the standard. Along with this, the facility of making internet banking more better was also emphasized.

Under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Home  Sanjay Prasad, the above information was given in the “29th meeting of the State Level Security Committee” constituted in relation to the security of banks at the Reserve Bank of India, Gomti Nagar.

Prasad said that surveillance system and data storage needs to be made more effective to further strengthen the security system of banks. Adequate arrangement of CCTV should be made mandatory in all branches, currency chests and ATM branches. Security equipments, alarms, sirens etc. installed in banks should be checked regularly.

In relation to making proper arrangements for fire safety in banks and currency chests, meeting the standards laid down in the fire audit was also discussed in detail. Instructions have been given to make adequate arrangements for fire prevention in all banks and to conduct fire audit compulsorily. From time to time it will also be monitored by the officials of the bank and fire department. Instructions have been given to the concerned to strictly check the circulation of counterfeit currency.

Various points related to the security related to safe movement of cash used in currency chests of banks, especially for transporting them to other states, were also discussed in detail. Discussions were also held on making the security system of currency-chest and ATM more effective. Special emphasis was also laid on strengthening effective coordination between bank branches and local police stations.

The meeting was attended by Home Secretary, BD Palson, Regional Director of Reserve Bank of India Lucknow Dr. Balu Kenchappa and Regional Director of Kanpur Reserve Bank of India Dr. Ishan Shukla, representatives of major banks working in the state, besides senior police officers etc.

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