SBI employee mistakenly transferred Rs 1.5 crore to wrong accounts, 15 hospital staff got Rs 10 lakh each

New Delhi: It is human to make mistakes. This phrase fits perfectly with the recent act of an employee of State Bank of India (SBI), who mistakenly transferred a huge amount to the accounts of bank employees. SBI employee mistakenly transferred funds set aside for Dalit Bandhu Yojana, a flagship program of Telangana government, to […]
 


SBI employee mistakenly transferred Rs 1.5 crore to wrong accounts, 15 hospital staff got Rs 10 lakh each

New Delhi: It is human to make mistakes. This phrase fits perfectly with the recent act of an employee of State Bank of India (SBI), who mistakenly transferred a huge amount to the accounts of bank employees. SBI employee mistakenly transferred funds set aside for Dalit Bandhu Yojana, a flagship program of Telangana government, to the bank accounts of employees of Lotus Hospitals. However, the clerical error was rectified and caused little loss to the bank, which could be recovered later in the days to come.

Under the Dalit Bandhu Scheme, the Telangana government provides a one-time capital assistance of Rs 10 lakh per scheduled caste family. The flagship program provides 100% subsidy to the Scheduled Caste families to make them a suitable income generating source.

 

However, instead of transferring money to eligible families under the Dalit Bandhu scheme, an SBI employee mistakenly transferred Rs 1.50 to the (salary) accounts of 15 employees of Lotus Hospital, according to a report in The Hindu.

Due to a clerical error committed by an SBI employee, each of the 15 employees received Rs 10 in their bank accounts. 14 out of 15 workers had already returned. However, an employee, who was in dire need of funds, has spent a part of the amount which was mistakenly deposited in his bank account. The activist named Mahesh had allegedly assumed that Rs 10 lakh was deposited in his bank account by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He withdrew a part of the money to pay off his debt.

 

The lender, however, filed a case against an ‘accidental’ beneficiary to recover the money. The report states that the case was registered after Mahesh did not return the money despite repeated requests.

 

Bank officials have allegedly recovered Rs 6.70 lakh from Rs 10 lakh that was mistakenly transferred to Mahesh’s account. The worker is yet to return the remaining Rs 3.30 lakh to the lender.