How much aware are you about the current happenings around the country?It is expected that when you are dealing with a particular issue, you will be aware of the latest information on it. However, in many departments, especially government ones there are few people who won't be able to guide you properly. The knowledge of current happenings around the country, which can be termed as current affairs, is a must for everybody. In this age, where the internet connectivity is huge and almost everybody is carrying a smart mobile device, it is expected that most of the people will be aware of important issues. But unfortunately, there are many who do not keep a tab on those important issues and when it comes from the officials of a bank that becomes really frustrating.
The RBI issued guidelines regarding the replacement of old Magstripe Debit cards with the new EMV chip-based cards and requested banks to complete the process by this year-end. After SBI issued the guidelines, I raised a thread regarding this and went to another reputed nationalized bank within a few weeks for some specific work. There, I asked an official regarding this latest guideline and wanted to know whether I have to change the old Magstripe Debit card with the new EMV based one. That person instantly replied that these new cards are less secure and that bank does not have any plan to replace those old Debit cards within the stipulated time. Today, I received a message from the same bank requesting me to contact the branch if the old Magstripe Debit card is not replaced till now.
This is just an example of a bank and I think there are many more like this happening in other departments also. Members, have you experienced anything like this during recent times?