No instructions given to banks, ATMs for removal of regional languages: Sitharaman


NEW DELHI: Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said that there are no instructions given to banks and ATMs regarding removal of regional languages. The finance minister’s clarification came after DMK MP Tiruchi Siva tweeted: “We condemn strongly the removal of regional languages in Banks and ATMs and urge to immediately restore status quo.”
In reply to the above tweet, Sitharaman stated: “There are no instructions from the finance ministry to banks and ATMs to remove regional languages. We encourage use of regional languages.”

She further mentioned that “if there is any instance of removal, please bring it to my notice; I assure speedy action.”

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