Gurgaon is an important and economically developed city in the Indian state of Haryana which falls within the territorial boundaries of the National Capital Region. It acts as a satellite city to the capital city of New Delhi. Its name was officially changed to Gurugram in 2016. Popularly referred to as the Millenium City, Gurgaon has witnessed rapid development over the past 30 years. It is one of the Indian cities with the highest per capita income. This planned and organized urban agglomerate is divided into 36 wards, which are further divided into blocks with many apartments and residential complexes. The main road through Gurgaon is the NH-8 expressway which joins Delhi to Jaipur. The city hosts the offices and outlets of 250 out of the Fortune 500 companies and it is a major haven for outsourcing and employment. The DLF Cyber City in Gurgaon is a large IT hub which hosts many of these offices. Famous educational institutions like the MDI Gurgaon, ITM University, The Shri Ram School are situated in Gurgaon. Entertainment and commercial centers such as Ambience Mall, Epicentre, etc. have opened up plentifully. The city is witnessing speedy urbanization and is on its way to becoming a leading financial and industrial hub.
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.