Barasat is a neighborhood in Kolkata, situated in the Indian state of West Bengal. It functions as the headquarters of the North 24 Parganas district as well as the Barasat Sadar subdivision. Known for its strategic location at a railway and road junction, Barasat is a regional transportation hub. Several important roads, including National Highway 12, National Highway 112 pass through the town. During the Mughal period, Sankar Chakraborty (who was a commander of the king of Jessore in Bangladesh) came to Barasat and established himself. During the British era, the officials of the East India Company made Barasat a weekend retreat by constructing houses with gardens. Warren Hastings had built his villa in the heart of the region. The place was known for its indigo cultivation and thus contributed largely to the economy of the state. The city is located in the Gangetic plain. Today, the fertile land of the area ensures the cultivation of crops like rice, legumes, potatoes, sugarcane and coconuts. Prestigious academic institutes such as West Bengal State University, Barasat Government College, Brainware University, Adamas University, etc. are located in Barasat. The city has many Ashramas dedicated to different saints and gurus for the Hindu devotees.
Jammu Kashmir Bank is a private sector State-owned bank established on 1 October 1938. The bank offers banking and financial products and services to its customers and is headquartered in Srinagar, Jammu&Kashmir, India. It has been designated as the RBIs agent for all the banking related businesses, making it the first bank of its kind. It has a total strength of around 9400 employees and a network of about 840 computerized bank branches and over 1005 ATMs across India. A branch specific code is the Indian Financial System Code assigned to every office. This code is required for making electronic transfers. The banks IFSC code for Azadpur branch, New Delhi is JAKA0AZDPUR whereas the IFSC code for Greater Kailash branch, New Delhi is JAKA0GKLASH. Any savings account opened with the bank will attract an interest-earning which is paid to the customer every six months calculated from the balance in the account. The rate of interest is 4% per annum.The bank offers a range of services through internet banking to its customers to enjoy the facility of online banking from their comfort zone. Some of the facilities are: Tax payment, Inquiry of account balance, Cheque and draft issuance, Account statement generation, Fund transfer facility, Knowing the account balance, Payment of utility bills