Pallavan Grama Bank

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Pallavan Grama Bank
[Government] a subsidiary of Indian bank.
Industry Banking, Financial Services
Founded 31-08-2006,Regional Rural Banks Act-1976
Headquarters Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
Area served
Northern Districts of Tamil Nadu,India
Key people
Products consumer banking, corporate banking, finance and insurance, investment banking, mortgage loans, private banking, private equity, savings, Securities, asset management, wealth management, Credit cards,
Owner Government of India (50%), Government of Tamil Nadu (15%) & Indian Bank (35%)
Number of employees

Pallavan Grama Bank (Tamil:பல்லவன் கிராம வங்கி) is a scheduled public sector bank established under Regional Rural Bank Act 1976 in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It serves in 15 districts of the state with more than 289 branches.


Pallavan Grama Bank, sponsored by Indian Bank, was formed on 31-08-2006 by amalgamation of erstwhile Adhiyaman Grama Bank, Dharmapuri & Vallalar Grama Bank, Cuddalore as per GOI Gazette Notification dated 31-08-2006.

Area of Operation

Prior to amalgamation, Adhiyaman Grama Bank with its Headquarters at Dharmapuri was functioning in two districts viz. Dharmapuri & Krishnagiri and Vallalar Grama Bank with its Headquarters at Cuddalore was functioning in two districts viz. Cuddalore and Villupuram. After amalgamation, the bank has been allotted additional 11 districts viz., Coimbatore, (Tiruppur.) Erode, Kancheepuram, Karur, Namakkal, Nilgiris, Salem, Thiruvallur, Thiruvannamalai and Vellore taking the total number of districts to 15.

Human Resource Development

The Bank had total staff strength of 715 as on 31.03.2016

Category Total
Officers 423
Office Assistants 286
Office Attendants 06
Total 715

Priority Sector lending

Priority Sector advances as on 31 March 2014 Rs.1117.84 crores which is 63.55% of total advances

Agricultural Credit

Lending to Agriculture remains one of the major thrust areas of the Bank. Bank has continued to focus on qualitative credit growth and faster credit delivery with special emphasis on agricultural activity. The disbursement made by the Bank under agricultural credit was Rs.1587.15crores. Of which Rs.1310.55 crores towards crop credit and Rs.276.60.00 crores for investment credit (Term) extending credit to 180902 farmers Financial assistance has been extended to 58584 new farmers covering on an average of 343 farmers per branch,. The total agricultural advances stood at Rs.800.68 crores as March 2014 and constituted 45.53% of the Gross Bank credit against Rs.858.53 crores constituting 62.72% as of March 2013. Investment credit in Agriculture continues to be focus area of our Bank. Credit flow through Investment Credit can scale up capital formation under agriculture. The total outstanding under Investment credit is Rs.165.72 crores constituting 9.43% of total advances. Dairying is a most common investment activity taken up by farmers as a supplementary activity in rural areas. Our Bank has formulated a new scheme called "PALLAVAN GOMATHA PLUS" wherein financial support could be extended for setting up small dairy farms by farmers and agricultural labourer to increase their income and employment level.

Kisan Credit Card

During the year, the Bank has issued 47183 Kisan Credit Cards involving Bank credit to the tune of Rs.389.79 crores. As of March 2014, the outstanding advance under KCC isRs.305.06 crores and the number of outstanding cards is 18086. All the Kisan Card holders are covered under PAIS. (Personal Accident Insurance Scheme)

Women Development Cell

The Bank through its Women Development Cell has implemented many schemes for the upliftment and empowerment of the Rural Women. The objective of the Cell include identifying the potential areas for development of women either on individual or group basis, preparation of gender responsive policies for enhancing the coverage of women initiating schemes to increase the flow of credit to women. During the year the Bank has credit linked 10396 groups to the tune of Rs.332.07 crores, including fresh linkage to 2594 groups. The total outstanding of SHG as of 31.03.2014 is Rs.187.07 crores covering 9602 groups. It constitutes 10.63% of the total advances. Bank has provided financial assistance to 129 SHGs to the tune of Rs.1.05 crores under SGSY/Economic Assistance. Bank also sanctioned Revolving Fund Credit assistance to 117groups to the extent of Rs.64.77.crores. As on 31.03.2014 as many as 27950SHGs are having SB accounts with the Bank of which 1930 are fresh accounts opened during the year.

Farmers Club

The Bank has formed 7 new Farmers clubs during this year, thus making the total number of clubs to 119 as against the previous year figure of 102. The Bank considers that the clubs provide excellent support for extension of Bank’s various schemes of deposits and advances, formation of SHGs and recovery of Bank’s dues, follow up etc..

Financial Inclusion Plan

As per extant guidelines issued by the Government of India, Reserve Bank of India, NABARD and Indian Bank (Sponsor Bank), our Bank is implemented Financial Inclusion Plan (FIP) in 68 villages with population having more than 2000 in Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Cuddalore, Villupuram and Salem districts. The bank has also implemented the FIP in 154 villages having population below 2000 covering all our 5 command districts. Accordingly, FIP has been prepared for providing banking services in all the villages with population above 2000 and below 2000 allotted to our bank covering 160000 households. 56 of our branches are to implement this Financial Inclusion Solution Project. A comprehensive financial inclusion plan for our bank has been formulated as "PALLAVAN SEVA GRAM PROJECT" which includes all aspects of Financial Inclusion activities. The bank has introduced two new products, "Pallavan Akshaya Savings Bank", a No Frill product having mandatory overdraft facility from Rs.500/- to Rs.5000/- which will be provided at the time of opening of account itself. The other one is "Pallavan Kathiroli Kanakku", a General Credit Card product to cater the need for small traders by providing overdraft facility up to Rs.25000/-.



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