Ajmer is situated in the Indian state of Rajasthan and is the administrative headquarters of the eponymous Ajmer District. It is one of the heritage cities for HIRDAY- heritage city development and augmentation Yojana launched by the PM of India. The city is also known as ?The City of Unity? and ?Heart of Rajasthan.? Ajmer has a long history of being ruled by the Rajputs who played an important role in shaping up the city. The city has been divided into 55 wards for effective administration, with each ward represented by an elected member. The economy of Ajmer is based on agriculture as well as manufacturing and textile industries. Crops like bajra, jowar, pulses, maize, groundnut, cotton, wheat, barley, gram and oilseeds are grown in the entire Ajmer district. The city hosts many educational institutions and universities like the Central University of Rajasthan, Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, etc. Ajmer is a beautiful tourist destination with plenty of must-visit places such as Akbars Palace & Museum, Dargah Ajmer Shariff, Nasiyan Jain Temple, Taragarh Fort, Ana Sagar Lake, Nareli Jain Temple, Rangji Temple, etc.
Under the Companies Act of 1913, South Indian Bank was registered as a Private Limited Company and started operations on 29th January 1929 at Round South, Thrissur. South Indian Bank Limited is based at Thrissur in Kerala, India. It has 852 branches, four service branches,56 extension counters, and 20 Regional Offices spread across the states and union territories of India. Under Financial Inclusion till date, the bank has covered more than 100 villages and 15 urban centers and opened more than ten exclusive FLC Centres in the bank premises, which spreads across the states of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Chhattisgarh. SIB has appointed direct Business Correspondents in the allocated rural areas under the supervision of a team of officers in the FIP Cell - Head Office. Recently "KIOSK Banking Model" is introduced by the bank as Financial Inclusion Initiative in collaboration with Akshaya e-centres in Kerala state through the software service provider - M/s Tata Consultancy services. The kiosk is a kind of banking model for people who are living in areas where banking facilities are not available so that they can avail necessary banking facilities from a nearby service center or Business Correspondent Office without visiting a regular bank branch. Basic banking needs of the public like the opening of an account, deposit and withdrawal of cash, etc. can be availed from these common service center/BC Office.