â€˜Bank of Polampurâ€™ is a fanciful story of a fictitious bank. The main character, Kashmiri Lal Chawla, is a simple common man who joined the service as a clerk (there was nothing like campus selections in those days) and somehow by remaining a sincere guy , rose to the prestigious position of General Manager.
â€˜Bank of Polampurâ€™ is an account of all the events and incidents of Kashmiri Lal Chawla's journey in bank service which he used to narrate in detail to his wife Manpreet. This account not only exposes the alliance among the wicked and powerful people, corruption, nepotism, deceits and fraud in a satirical way but also analyses why it was so and suggests solutions.
The story dates back to 40 years and begins with interesting and surprising incidents that took place during selection of Kashmiri Lal for bank service. In those days employment in bank was considered equivalent to the jobs of engineers and doctors. In accordance with the working atmosphere prevalent in the bank, Kashmiri Lal becomes l...
Birth: 7 March 1958
Academic Qualifications: BSc; M Com
PG Diploma in Journalism
Ved Mathur has recently retired from the post of General Manager in Punjab National Bank after completing almost 40 years of banking career. He started his career in daily newspaper â€œDainik Nyayâ€ published from Ajmer and joined banking career. But he was continuously associated with the journalism and his hundreds of satirical and other articles, poems, talks, etc. have been published from time to time in top magazines and newspapers. In â€œDainik Nyayâ€, his daily comedy column â€œChakramâ€ was published for years. In Ajmer edition of â€œDainik Bhaskarâ€, he wrote a column â€œBaradariâ€, which was based on social issues, for many years.
Indian Banks association (IBA) selected him under Cooverji Hormusjee Bhabha Fellowship for research on the topic â€œCustomer Service in Banksâ€ and his work was awarded the first price. Punjab National Bank, Zonal Office, Jaipur honoured him with â€œPNB Gauravâ€ award in 1996-97.