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Penalizing for Poverty – PSU Banks Should Stop Extorting Money Over Minimum Account Balance (MAB) Requirement

January 5, 2018 - 5:18 pm in Economics

It was highly shocking to learn that State Bank of India (SBI) had levied Rs 1,771 crores between April and November 2017 as charges from customers who did not maintain their minimum monthly average balance (MAB) in their accounts.[1] To put the numbers in…

Not ‘Fake’ but unable to meet Digital’ demands | Stan Swamy

October 8, 2017 - 5:22 pm in Governance

Ration Cards of the Poorest of the poor cancelled as ‘Fake’ 11,64,000 ration cards cancelled as ‘fake’; 2,71,000 old-age pensioners have been…

The truth about Aadhaar’s biometrics

March 28, 2017 - 9:20 am in Governance, Rights

The opposition to Aadhaar mostly centres on the issues of surveillance and privacy. While these are very important issues, the lofty platform on which…