State Bank of Hyderabad opens four all-woman branches.
State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH) on October 2, 2013 opened four all-woman branches in the country, one each at Visakhapatnam, Salem, Bangalore and Pune, according to K. Ramesh Babu, Deputy General Manager in charge of the Visakhapatnam zone.
After the inauguration of the branch here on Wednesday morning, he told reporters that such branches would create a sort of “comfort zone” for women, even though the functioning of such branches would remain more or less the same as that of other branches.
He said there were 260 woman employees in the 157 branches in Visakhapatnam zone (the districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari and West Godavari). They constitute 23 per cent of the workforce.