Srinagar, June 2: It may sound strange, but the applicants for the Kissan credit card system (KCC) in Anantnag, southern Kashmir, have received letters from the bank in question after a long year.
A letter to this effect was sent last July from the Punjab National Bank Mattan Branch to an Abdul Razaq Sheikh from the Bona Nambal area of Anantnag who had applied for the KCC loan from the Department of Horticulture.
For almost a year, the letter could not find the right destination and reached the applicant on June 2, 2021 with the request to contact the branch within 15 days.
“Sir, we have received your application from the horticultural department for KCC, you are advised to visit our office during working hours to complete the bank formalities. Please make sure that you visit our office within 15 days, otherwise the loan case will be returned to the sponsoring agency, ”says the letter that the PNB sent to Abdul Razaq Sheikh on July 24th, 2020 after a long year .
There is another such case of Abdul Ahad Bhat from the Bona Nambal area of Anantnag district who also applied to the KCC’s animal husbandry department.
His letter was also sent from the PNB branch Mattan in February of this year, which he received after more than three months, in which he asked him to contact the bank to take care of the bank formalities.
Applicant Abdul Razaq Sheikh said he received the letter on June 1 and then reached the bank, but they did not accept it.
“Terrifyingly, it took a year for the letter to reach the address and after I received it I got to the branch, but they are not ready to take it,” he said.
It should be noted that the distance between Mattan and Bona Nambal is no more than 5 kilometers.
While bank officials at the affected branch of the PNB could not be reached despite repeated attempts, the departments said they will verify the veracity of the allegations.