Ajmer is situated in the Indian state of Rajasthan and is the administrative headquarters of the eponymous Ajmer District. It is one of the heritage cities for HIRDAY- heritage city development and augmentation Yojana launched by the PM of India. The city is also known as ?The City of Unity? and ?Heart of Rajasthan.? Ajmer has a long history of being ruled by the Rajputs who played an important role in shaping up the city. The city has been divided into 55 wards for effective administration, with each ward represented by an elected member. The economy of Ajmer is based on agriculture as well as manufacturing and textile industries. Crops like bajra, jowar, pulses, maize, groundnut, cotton, wheat, barley, gram and oilseeds are grown in the entire Ajmer district. The city hosts many educational institutions and universities like the Central University of Rajasthan, Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, etc. Ajmer is a beautiful tourist destination with plenty of must-visit places such as Akbars Palace & Museum, Dargah Ajmer Shariff, Nasiyan Jain Temple, Taragarh Fort, Ana Sagar Lake, Nareli Jain Temple, Rangji Temple, etc.
In 2000, Indian Overseas Bank engaged in an initial public offering (IPO) that brought the governments share in the banks equity down to 75%. In 2001, the IOB acquired the Mumbai-based Adarsha Janata Sahakari Bank. Then in 2009, the bank took over Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank, which was founded in 1969 and had its head office in Pune. Since 2006, Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank had been in administration. It had nine offices in Pune, 2 in Mumbai and 1 in Shirpur. The total strength of employees was estimated to be more than 100. On 29 August 2003, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an extension counter at New Kathiresan Temple complex, Bambalapitiya, Ceylon. The IOB opened a representative office in Guangzhou, China in 2005 followed which the bank opened another representative office in Kuala Lumpur and 2009 in Dubai, UAE. In the new millennium, international expansion started once again. The bank took over Bharat Overseas Bank in 2007. After three years, Malaysia granted a commercial banking license to a local bank jointly owned by BOB, IOB, and the Andhra Bank. The new bank named, India International Bank ( IIB Malaysia), began its business in 2012 in Kuala Lumpur and had a large population of Indians. The Andhra Bank holds a 25% stake in its joint-venture, BOB owns 40%, and remaining 35% is with IOB. On 31 August 2013, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an offshore banking unit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The bank also converted its existing Extension Counter at Ceylon into a full-fledged branch.