Chennai, September 23 : In a time when main political parties in TN allege that the Central govt is enforcing Hindi, a doctor in Ariyalur dist. claimed that he has been refused a loan by this Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) Manager ‘for not knowing the North Indian language’.
The bank manager was transferred after the incident had come to light.
The doctor, a Sr. citizen C. Balasubramanian also claimed that the Manager of the IOB had handled him & his own engineer friend, who has been accompanying him, without respect.
The bank has transferred the Manager to the Local Workplace in Trichy.
As per Balasubramanian, he has been a client of the IOB for a long time & had reached the Jayamkondam branch & met the Manager Vishal Kamble for a loan to construct an apartment.
The doctor also demonstrated the manager property documents to be given as the surety for the loan.
As the property documents have been Tamil, the Kamble reportedly informed Balasubramanian that he doesn’t really know the language of the state & inquired whether the doctor knows Hindi.
As per Balasubramanian, he informed the banker that he’d clarify the documents in English to that the latter didn’t agree & denied the loan informing ‘language issue’.
The doctor stated the banker can have refused the loan for a valid reason. However he stated he has been from Maharashtra(MH) & refused the loan because of the ‘language issue’.
Thereafter IOB transferred Kamble to Trichy dist..
As per the IOB, the bank rules don’t permit lending to a human who’s above 70 yrs. old.