Ulhasnagar is a small and developing city located in the Thane district of the Konkan division in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is about 55 km from away from Mumbai but is included in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. The town city an area of approximately 13 square kilometers which is divided into 285 blocks. It is a hub for the production of rayon silk, ready-made garments, dyes, confectionaries and electrical & electronic appliances, which contribute to the citys economy. Ulhasnagar is considered to be one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of denim jeans. The city has around five lakh residents. There are 129 primary schools, 56 Secondary Schools, nine Higher Secondary schools, three colleges and two Technical Colleges in Ulhasnagar. There are many public libraries, sports grounds and movie theatres to provide entertainment facility to the residents.
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.