Faridabad, the largest city in Haryana, is located very close to the Indian capital city New Delhi. It is an integral part of the National Capital Region (NCR) owing to its proximity to Delhi. Faridabad is an industrial city. The city is spread along the banks of the Yamuna. The city is a thoroughfare for the tourists visiting Vrindavan, Mathura and Agra. The economy of the city is run by a large number of small-scale and medium-scale industries. Faridabad happens to be one of the largest exporters of Henna in India. Various prominent companies have established their headquarters in Faridabad. Many IT Companies and MNCs have established their offices in the city, offering plenty of job opportunities. Large-scale companies like Yamaha Motors, Havells, Indian Oil, Larsen & Toubro, Whirlpool, etc. have their units and manufacturing plants in Faridabad. Faridabad is a massive economic hub in Haryana that generates more than 50% of the income tax for the state government. This city hosts many modern educational institutions including schools like Apeejay and DPS, as well as colleges like Institute of Management Technology and Institute of Hotel Management. There are certain tourist spots such as Badkhal lake, Surajkund, Digambar Jain Temple in and around the city.
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.