Jalna is a growing city in the Jalna district of the Aurangabad or Marathwada Division in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It was earlier a part of the Hyderabad State as a tehsil of the Aurangabad district before Jalna district was formed and included within the territorial boundaries of Maharashtra on 1 May 1981. The city lies beside the Kundalika River, with a population of around 3 lakh people. Indias first cotton-ginning and oil-pressing factories were established in Jalna in the year 1863 by Mr. Pestonji Meherwanji. Most of the residents of Jalna are employed in these factories. The city is connected to the rest of the country via roads and railway.
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.