An incident at a nationalised Bank - Demonetisation
Counter staff refuses to allow withdrawal of more than Rs.10,000/-There was this alleged incident, which happened recently at a nationalised bank in Chennai, where an account holder was refused withdrawal of Rs.30,000/- which he was entitled to withdraw, within the weekly limit of Rs.50,000/- imposed by the central government of India.
The sequence of events is as follows:
- The account holder goes in with a self cheque.
- At the counter, duty staff rudely says he can withdraw only Rs.10,000/-
- Customer asks why
- Staff says, "Go and see the manager".
- Customer refuses, saying he will not budge until he gets his money.
- Hearing the commotion, the bank manager comes out.
- Enquires with the customer; customer refuses to speak to the manager.
- Tells him to get details from his staff.
- Manager discusses with employee and then comes back to the customer.
- Tells him the problem; there is a shortage of cash
- Please take the Rs.10,000/- and get the rest afterwards [tells him a time]
- Customer comes later and collects it.
Whatever happens, it seems pathetic customer service in India seems be a norm rather than an exception, leaving a lot to be desired.