Jan Dhan Darshak

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  • Department of Financial Services (DFS), Ministry of Finance and National Informatics Centre  (NIC) has jointly developed a mobile app called Jan Dhan Darshak as a part of financial inclusion (FI) initiative .
  • As the name suggests, this app will act as a guide for the common people in locating a financial service touch point at a given location in the country.
  • While locator apps are a common feature for many individual banks and financial service providers, in this era of inter-operable banking services,
  • Jan Dhan Darshak app will be in a unique position to provide a citizen centric platform for locating financial service touch points across all providers such as banks, post office, CSC, etc.
  • These services could be availed as per the needs and convenience of the common people.
  • While over 5 lakh FI touch points (Bank branches, ATMs, Post Offices) have been mapped on this App, approx. 1.35 lakh Bank Mitras would be on-boarded by 01.12.2018.

Some of the salient features of this App are as follows:

  • Find nearby Financial touch points,  based on current location (Branches/ATM/Post offices)
  • Search by place name
  • Search by place name also available with Voice Interface
  • Phone number of bank branches available in app, with the facility of call button for integrated dialing
  • Users’ feedback will go directly to the concerned bank for carrying out the necessary updation in data on financial touch points.

Source:PIB