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.
On 19th February 1943, the OBC was started in Lahore, Pakistan by Late Rai Bahadur Lala Sohan Lal, the founding father of Oriental Bank of Commerce. The bank had to face the after-effects of partition in 1947. The branches in the newly formed Pakistan had shut, and the Registered Office had shifted from Lahore to Amritsar. The registered office was relocated to Delhi, in the year 1951. In 1980, it was nationalized by the Indian government. The merchant banking division of the bank was set up in 1992, and it was authorized by SEBI to act as a category-I merchant banker. In the year 1997, Punjab Co-operative Bank Ltd and Bari Doab Bank Ltd were merged with the OBC bank. The bank had joined hands with Citibank for launching OBC co-branded credit card. In the year 1999, OBC had set up asset recovery branch, one each at Delhi and Mumbai. For women entrepreneurs in the year 2002, the Bank had opened a specialized office and collaborated with Corporation Bank for sharing ATM network. In the year 2003, CBS, OBC had joined hands with Infosys Technologies Ltd and Wipro Ltd to make Centralised Banking Solution. In the same year, the OBC Bank and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) had agreed to work on projects in the field of small-scale, infrastructure and service areas. In February 2008, the Oriental Bank Navkiran Deposit Scheme was launched by the bank. Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company entered into a distribution tie-up with OBC in March of the year 2008.