NOIDA is the acronym of the "New Okhla Industrial Development Authority." It is a highly organized and meticulously planned city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is an integral part of the National Capital Region and serves as a satellite city to New Delhi. Noida is situated close to south-east Delhi. This planned city has industrial as well as residential areas. It is divided into various sectors to demarcate the residential, industrial and commercial areas. Noida is an established IT hub and hosts the offices of many big companies, large MNCs as well as a few public sector units like NTPC, IOC, BHEL, GAIL, etc. Noida has also developed into a prominent spot for the Indian entertainment industry. Many films, television series, news programs and other media are being filmed here. Several news channels and newspapers are based out of this city. Noida has had high commercial development, especially in the shopping area in sector 18 which has several huge malls like the Great India Place. There are many educational institutions in Noida. Schools are aplenty in the area. Additionally, the campus of the Amity University, Symbiosis International University, IIM Lucknow and BIT Mesra have made Noida a coveted city for students.
PNB was found in 1894 and registered under the Company Act on 19th May with its office in Lahore before partition. Presently the head office is in New Delhi, India. The bank had over 80 million customers, 6,900 branches across India. Overseas, PNB has a banking subsidiary in the UK, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Dubai, and Kabul. It was established with the primary objective of strengthening the economic development in the country. The representative offices of PNB are in Dubai, Sydney, Almaty, Oslo, and Shanghai. The bank started its operations on 12th April 1895. The founding members of PNB consist of many leaders from the Swadeshi movement. Mr.Lala Lajpat Rai was actively involved with the management of bank in its initial years of formation. The PNB was the first national bank to began and survive with the national capital. It had the privilege of maintaining accounts of prominent leaders such as Lal Bahadur Shastri, Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and JL Nehru. The first branch of PNB outside Lahore was started in 1900. In 1969, the government nationalized it.