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.
The Andhra Bank had been nationalized in April 1980. It narrowly escaped nationalization in 1969, when all the banks were having deposits of 50 crores and above were nationalized. It was the number one bank among private sector banks from 1969 to 1980. In 1980, more banks with deposits of 200 crores were nationalized. Andhra Bank has its head office in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. C V R Rajendran, chairman and managing director of Andhra Bank was appointed by the finance ministry, earlier worked as executive director at Bank of Maharashtra. The Andhra Bank was the prominent bank in introducing credit cards in India. Also, it is the first bank to issue travelers cheques in Foreign Currency and to launch insurance linked deposit schemes. Though it used to have most of its branches in Andhra earlier, now it has spread itself all across the country. Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya founded Andhra Bank in 1923 in Machlipatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Two of Indias public sector banks ? Bank of Baroda (44%) and Andhra Bank (30%), and UKs financial and investment company (26%) established IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company as a joint venture in November 2009.