Formation of two new districts Fazilka & Pathankot in the State of Punjab Assignment of Lead Bank responsibility

RBI/2011-12/301
RPCD.CO.LBS. BC.No. 42/02.08.01/2011-12

The Chairman/CMD
All Lead Banks

Dear Sir,

Formation of two new districts Fazilka & Pathankot in the State of Punjab
Assignment of Lead Bank responsibility

The Department of Revenue & Rehabilitation, Government of Punjab vide their Gazette Notification No. 1/1/2011-RE-II(I)/14544 & 14554 dated July 27, 2011 has advised about the constitution of new districts viz. Pathankot  and Fazilka  respectively with effect from July 27, 2011. The new district with its headquarter at Pathankot has been carved out from the existing Gurdaspur and comprises of two Tehsils viz. Pathankot & Dharkalan and another new district with its headquarter at Fazilka has been carved out from the existing Ferozepur district and comprises of three Tehsils viz. Fazilka, Jalalabad & Abohar.

2.   It has been decided to assign the lead bank responsibility of the two new districts viz. Pathankot and Fazilka to Punjab National Bank.  The lead bank responsibility of existing Gurdaspur district and Ferozepur district will continue to be with Punjab National Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce respectively.

3.   There is no change in the lead bank responsibilities of other districts in the State.

Yours faithfully,

(Deepali Pant Joshi)
Chief General Manager-in-Charge

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