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Indian banks issue gag orders to employees over overcrowding: Reports

Some branch staff have complained on social media of the difficulty in imposing social distancing in such conditions, earning a rebuke from employers and even from the police

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Reuters  |  Mumbai 

State-owned banks in India have barred employees from posting pictures, video clips or messages on social media on issues such as overcrowding at bank branches during the coronavirus crisis, according to multiple sources and documents seen by Reuters. Banks have seen a surge in traffic after Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined a package of anti-crisis measures including direct cash payments to millions of poorer Indians, who have been queuing at branches to access the funds. Some branch staff have complained on social media of the difficulty in imposing social distancing in such ...

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First Published: Tue, April 14 2020. 21:19 IST
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