Jalna is a growing city in the Jalna district of the Aurangabad or Marathwada Division in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It was earlier a part of the Hyderabad State as a tehsil of the Aurangabad district before Jalna district was formed and included within the territorial boundaries of Maharashtra on 1 May 1981. The city lies beside the Kundalika River, with a population of around 3 lakh people. Indias first cotton-ginning and oil-pressing factories were established in Jalna in the year 1863 by Mr. Pestonji Meherwanji. Most of the residents of Jalna are employed in these factories. The city is connected to the rest of the country via roads and railway.
The J&K Bank is a private sector banking and financial services company based in Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir. J&K Bank established on October 1, 1938, was the first bank in the country to emerge as a state-owned bank. On 1 October 1938, the Jammu and Kashmir Bank was founded by Maharaja Hari Singh (the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir). The eminent investors were invited by the Maharaja to become the founding directors and shareholders of the bank. The most notable investors were Abdul Aziz Mantoo, Pesten jee, Pandit Sriniwas Magotra, and the Bhagat Family, all of whom acquired a significant holding in bank shares. On 4 July 1939, the bank commenced the operations, and it was declared as the first semi-state-owned bank of with participation in capital by State and the public under the control of State Government. The bank had achieved the status of a scheduled bank In the year 1971 and was recognized as an "A" Class bank by the Reserve Bank of India in 1976. The bank had to face severe difficulties during independence time as out of its ten branches two branches of Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot, and Mirpur fell to the other side of the line of control (now Pakistan administered Kashmir) along with cash and other assets. As per the regulations of Indian Companies Act 1956, the bank was declared as a government company following the extension of Central laws to the state of Jammu & Kashmir.