Bokaro, or Bokaro Steel City, is a highly planned city located in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It functions as the administrative headquarters of the Bokaro district. It is one of the largest and most populous cities in Jharkhand. Bokaro was one of the earliest planned cities in the eastern part of India. The whole city is meticulously planned and organized into sectors with avenues, residential and commercial areas. Each sector is equipped with shopping complexes, schools, playgrounds, health centers and recreational facilities. The city has developed around the eponymous Bokaro Steel Plant which is an integrated public sector steel plant that was built with the help from the Soviet Government. It has now been merged with Indian Governments Steel Authority of India Limited or SAIL. The residents of this city are mostly employed in the Bokaro Steel Plant.
In 1943, Rai Bahadur Lala Sohan Lal Ji, the first Chairman of OBC, founded it in Lahore. Within four years of its existence, the Oriental Bank of Commerce had to face Partition between India and Pakistan. The bank had to shut its branches in the newly formed Pakistan and move its registered office to Amritsar. The period of 1970-76 had been the most challenging phase in the history of the Bank. The OBC merged with Global Trust Bank (GTB) on 14 August 2004. The acquisition brought 103 branches with it, which increased OBCs branch number total to 1092. The bank presents a wide range of banking products and financial services such as deposit accounts, credit cards with a tie-up with SBI, Insurance products, ATMs, loans, debit cards, Internet banking, Self-banking halls, call center, mobile banking, etc. The Bank has introduced another peoples participation in the planning process at grass root level fundamentally to tackle the maladies of poverty. The Grameen Projects venture aimed to alleviate poverty while identifying the reasons responsible for the failure or success. The OBC has already introduced a GRAMEEN PROJECT in Dehradun District (UK) and Hanumangarh District in Rajasthan.