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New  Delhi : The efforts of Labour and Employment Ministry have succeeded in bringing over nine lakh workers into banking fold  within six days of launching a campaign on November 26, 2016.

It may be mentioned here that already 25.68 crore Jandhan Accounts are existing and all the left over workers are being covered to open their bank accounts. Till December 1 ,2016,  9,15,431bank  accounts were opened by organizing 33,145 camps for this purpose.

Within four days till November 29, 3,87,037 bank accounts were opened by holding 15,134 camps across the country. On November 30, altogether 9,085 camps were organized and 2,90,224 bank accounts were opened while on  December 1, 2,38,170 more bank accounts were opened.This massive effort has resulted in opening of 9,15,431 bank accounts within six days. The campaign is on and officers of the ministry have been  deputed for coordinating/supervising the bank account opening activities at the camps across the country, according to a PIB release.

The ministry launched the campaign for opening bank accounts of workers especially in unorganized sector like construction, beedi, scheme workers like Anganwadi, Asha and cine workers who still do not have bank accounts. The objective of the campaign is to ensure that all workers come into banking fold and their wages are paid directly into their account. This will not only prevent exploitation of workers and payment of wages without cut but will also inculcate the habit of using cashless transactions.

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