The city of Sikar is located in between Agra and Bikaner in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It functions as the administrative headquarter of the Sikar District. It is known to be a historical city which contains many ancient architectural grandeur. The city is renowned for its art and culture. It had been the biggest Thikana or estate of the Jaipur state and was earlier was known by the name of Nehrawati. The historical city is surrounded by fortified walls that contain seven ?Pols? or gates. The primitive name of this city was ?Beer BhanKa Bass." The city experiences a semi-arid climate and hosts around 2.4 lakh residents. The city of Sikar is divided into 45 wards in order to ensure effective governance. The city is strongly connected to the rest of the country via roads and railway. Agriculture and animal husbandry are the main occupations in Sikar but the city has scope for industrial development in the future.
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.