Indian banks can’t ignore persons with disabilities. RBI guidelines exist for a reason – The Print

(The article was first published in The Print on March 30, 2022)

  • In ‘Digital India’, anyone can get a bank account — except people with disabilities. Vidya Anand, mother of a 21-year-old son with autism who lives in Bengaluru, recently approached the Canara Bank to open an account for him. But the bank officials refused her request, saying her son is ‘not normal’. The bank manager told Vidya about a Reserve Bank of India guideline, which he claimed prohibits people with autism to have a bank account…

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