Bareilly: Technological advancements are affecting lives like never before. Demand for ATM-cards which facilitates easy cash withdrawal is rising day by day. Now, public and private sector banks are planning to provide ATM cards to most of the bank account holders. However, the customers of Gramin and co-operative banks are still devoid of the ATM-card facility. These banks are also mulling to extend the ATM-card facility to its customers as well. There are plans to provide indigenous and highly secured ‘Rupay Card’ to its customers.

Baroda Uttar Pradesh Gramin Bank has already initiated the process of providing ATM-cards. Regional Manager G P Garg said that 5,000 cards will be issued in first phase. Banks are requesting applications for issuance of cards. He further said that initially the bank will not be setting up its own ATM centre. However, the customers will be able to withdraw cash from any other bank’s ATMs. Whereas, urban co-operative bank has also moved in direction of issuing ATM cards to most of the customers. Managing Director Shreepal Kashyap said that the customers will be issued ATM cards by the last week of July. Two ATM centre will also be installed.

Rupay Card

Rupay card is based on indigenous technique. The domestic card is designed by National Payments Corporation of India. It has been introduced with an objective to minimize the overall transaction cost of banks. Till now, the ATM cards were designed on foreign techniques of master and visa cards.


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