Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, is known for its scenic beauty and old historic structures. The city has many natural as well as artificial lakes and is often referred to as the City of Lakes. The city is divided into two - old and new Bhopal. The old city is marked by its marketplaces, mosques and palaces, whereas the new city has modern buildings, broad avenues as well as many verdant parks and gardens. Folklore says that the city was founded by Raja Bhoja of the Paramara dynasty in the 11th century. The modern city of Bhopal was established by a Pashtun soldier in the Mughal army by the name of Dost Mohammad Khan soon after the death of King Aurangzeb. Bhopals delectable cuisine and splendid architecture was a gift from the Muslim rulers. During the British rule, Bhopal became a princely state and was ruled by four Muslim women who are popularly known as the Begums. These Begums gifted the city with its railways, waterworks, the postal system and even a municipality. Hindus and Muslims harmoniously coexist in this city that celebrates Diwali and Eid with equal passion and devotion. Bhopal, in recent times, serves as a trade center of electrical goods, and chemicals, cotton clothes and jewelry. The city also has various institutes of national importance. AIIMS, IISER and ISRO?s Master Control Facility are a few among them. Bhopal is known for its gas tragedy on 3rd December 1984, when methyl isocyanate gas escaped from the Union Carbide Insecticide plant and affected the lives of lakhs of people, killing thousands. It was one of the gravest industrial disasters in the history of mankind.
The Oriental Bank of Commerce was founded in 1943 in Lahore(Pakistan). It is headquartered in Gurgaon. Shri Mukesh Kumar Jain is the MD and CEO of the OBC bank, and Shri Himanshu Joshi is the Executive Director. In Internet Banking, iBanking services of OBC have been introduced and are available to customers of all the branches through Centralized Banking Solutions(CBS). The customers can view their accounts from anywhere along with making transactions such as fund transfer(NEFT/RTGS), E-commerce within bank transfer, tax payments, etc. In mobile banking, customers can avail OBC mPAY either by online registration or by visiting the bank branch. The customer can also register without making any prior request. Through OBC mPAY customer can avail several facilities such as both intra and inter-fund transfer, cheque status, account statement, account balance, etc. Under the influence of Digital India, the bank has launched BHIM AADHAR OBC app, installed by merchants for taking payments from customers. It works on AEPS or Aadhar Enabled Payment System. National Payment Corporation of India made BHIM and dedicated its service to the nation. Oriental Batua app is another initiative taken by OBC for providing a convenient mode of bill payments.