Officially known as the NCT or the National Capital Territory, Delhi is a union territory and also the capital city and of India. Hence, it is the center of the National Capital Region (NCR). Although it is a union territory, the administration of Delhi closely resembles that of any Indian state as it has its own high court, legislature and an executive council headed by a Chief Minister. Delhi gives a tough competition to Mumbai in terms of population and wealth. It is the second wealthiest city in India, closely following Mumbai. It is also a tourism hub for its famous ancient historical relics. Heritage sites like the Qutub Minar, Humayun?s Tomb, Jama Masjid are hotspots for active tourism. Moreover, Delhi connects travelers to exciting destinations in the northern Himalayan Mountains. The city experiences a sub-tropical semi-arid climate ? the summer and winter months starkly contrast each other and are marked by temperatures at extreme ends. The city has an excellent infrastructure in terms of transport and connectivity. However, the pollution levels in the city have reached alarming levels of late. The people of Delhi, commonly known as ?Delhiites,? lovingly call their city ?Dilli? according to the Hindi pronunciation. Home to people from different parts of India, Delhi is indeed a melting pot of various cultures.
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.