Mapusa: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee General Secretary Amarnath Panjikar said that it is unfortunate that the 184 employees of Mapusa Urban Co-operative Bank have not received their monthly salaries even after the liquidator is appointed by the government.
“It is unfortunate that the 184 employees of the 55 year old Mapusa Urban Co-operative Bank have not received their monthly salaries even after the liquidator is appointed by the government,” Panjikar said.
“The insensitive decision of the Reserve Bank of India to withdraw the bank permission in time of Corona Pandemic which has now pushed the employees to the wall without any help,” he added.
“The Goa government deliberately did not put any efforts to help the local bank. Initially, Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant was willing to help the bank, but due to pressure from top office bearers of the BJP party, he changed his mind is really sad.”
“Government can still come out with a plan to support the bank and take blessings from various account holders, depositors and shareholders of the bank,” he said.
“Today, in many states the local banks have collapsed due to various technical reasons, but the local governments have come forward to help the banks. It is the duty of the government to help local banks and the leadership of the Chief Minister is proved with such decisions.”