Dehradun is the interim capital of the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. It serves as a haven for tourists who visit the place for its natural beauty. Resting on the foothills of the Himalayas in the Doon valley, Dehradun connects tourists to the nearby popular tourist destinations like Nainital, Mussoorie, Haridwar and Rishikesh. The city is situated between the tracks of the Rivers Ganga and Yamuna. It also serves as the base to institutes of Indian armed forces. The famous Doon School, one of the oldest and most distinguished academic institutions in the country, is located in Dehradun. The famous author Ruskin Bond is from this city, who glorifies the natural beauty of Dehradun in his literary work. The economy of the city is mainly fuelled by tourism along with the the presence of government organizations like the DRDO, Ordinance factory, etc. Dehradun is a hub for school education with institutions like Welham, Woodstock, Doon, St. Georges, etc. which are undoubtedly the best residential schools in India. Apart from these, the city hosts critical institutions of national interest such as the Indian Military Academy, ONGC or Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Indian Institute of Petroleum, etc. Dehradun has a few places of tourist attractions within itself including the Tapkeshwar temple, the Malsi deer park, the Kalanga monument, Santala Devi temple, etc.
In 1964 the head office of Indian Overseas Bank was inaugurated at Mount Road. The Indian Overseas Bank has been the first public sector bank to introduce mobile banking services using Wireless Application Protocol(WAP). On 29 August 2003, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an extension counter at Bambalapitiya, Ceylon. In 2005, the IOB began a representative office in Guangzhou; China followed which the bank opened another representative office in Kuala Lumpur and Dubai, UAE. In 2007 The bank took over Bharat Overseas Bank. After three years, Malaysia granted a commercial banking license to a local bank jointly owned by Bank Of Baroda, Indian Overseas Bank, and the Andhra Bank. The new bank named, India International Bank (IIB Malaysia), began its operations in 2012 in Kuala Lumpur and had a large population of Indians. The Andhra Bank has a 25% stake in its joint-venture, BOB owns 40%, and remaining 35% is with IOB. On 31 August 2013, the Indian Overseas Bank has incorporated an offshore banking unit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The bank also converted its existing Extension Counter at Ceylon into a full-fledged branch. In 2014-15, the IOB bank has crossed the target of 3000 ATMs as on 2014.IOB also launched m passbook app as a new mobile banking initiative.