Modiji, my maid Tarabai had a bank account which she never
used. Then it turns out she also has a Jan dhan with zero balance that she
calls the gas account. She is thoroughly confused. I've asked her to bring both
pass books so that I can solve this problem which she expresses as two banks
next to each other. Day before she and her son spent 4 hours
in the wrong line and came back empty handed.
Yesterday the lady in one of the accounts asked her to put 1500
into the account to make it active. They have said she cannot get a cheque book
because she is angoota chaap. They can give her an ATM card which she is
terrified to operate. I bravely told her I will show you how. Never give your
password I warned. Now I have a dilemma. She cannot read. How will she read the
instructions on the ATM screen? Will have to get her to count the boxes and
press. I guess.
How many Taras in Mumbai? How many have a boss to help? How
many in rural areas?
Modiji not all the money banked by the poor or for that matter
the rich is black. Many of us pay more taxes than you have paid in a lifetime.
Many of us have never dealt or taken the privileges of blank money like you did
with your elections in 2014. So please don't laugh, clap your hands or give us
hubris soaked lectures on white money ! Or try to champion honesty. Baksh do
Modiji not everyone in india is literate. Not everyone has
who has your Jan dhan account has money to put in it as most spend what they
earn in 20 days and are on perennial rolling loans.
Modiji not everyone can access their money electronically
unless you provide voice ATMs and a social worker per bank. Why aren't we
seeing your RSS brigade and party workers helping in banks?
Modiji if you hand over debit cards and don't educate them someone
will rob them blind. So all this is also linked to education, awareness and
You should have done first things first no?