On April 24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the coornavirus in the country. The government has been repeatedly urging the citizens to maintain social distancing by following the 21-day lockdown.
In a video message to the Indian citizens, RBI chief Das appealed to public to use every precautionary measure, including digital banking, to maintain a social distance.
In the video message, Shaktikanta Das said, “We are going through a very difficult time due to the spread of coronavirus. At this point in time, we should take all precautionary measures. One major way of protecting ourselves from coronavirus would be to use all kinds of digital payments including debit cards, credit cards, and various mobile apps. Pay digital, stay safe.”
Banks to Deliver Cash at Your Doorstep
Major Indian big banks including the SBI, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, and the Kotak Mahindra Bank will deliver money at the customers’ doorsteps.
State Bank of India
The State Bank of India (SBI), the nation’s biggest lender is providing the doorstep cash delivery service. Additionally, the bank gives the customer the facility to deposit money. Currently, this facility is available for senior citizens and specially-abled people. But in case of a medical emergency, any SBI customer can take advantage of this facility at the cost of Rs 100.
The largest private sector bank HDFC Bank also gives a doorstep delivery facility to its customers. The limit could be Rs 5000-25000. the bank could charge you between Rs 100-200. Other banks like Kotak Mahindra, Axis bank also give their customers this facility.
You Can Also Get An Instant Loan!
At the time of an emergency, if you don’t have money in your account, you can still arrange cash. there are many financial technology companies which give you the facility of instant loan. All you have to do is to complete KYC through their apps. You can get a loan between 12-24 hours. The loan will come directly into your account.