HDFC Bank and Common Services Centers (CSCs) today announced the launch of chatbot ‘Eva’ on CSC’s Digital Seva Portal to support Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) in providing banking services for last-mile rural consumers.
Through Eva, VLEs will learn about the products and services offered by HDFC Bank, which in turn will improve services offered to the last mile customers.
The 24×7 service will allow VLEs to access accurate information about various products, processes and resolve queries about HDFC Bank’s services. VLEs would be able to improve their business by learning about account opening, loan lead generation and product details. Through Eva, VLEs will also be able to access training content to become a Business Correspondent (BC) by taking a quiz before getting the certification, as per the regulatory process.
Speaking on the launch, Smita Bhagat, Group Head – Government and Institutional Business (GIB) and Start-ups at HDFC Bank said, “This isinitiative will bridge the gap between India and Bharat. Urban India has been quick to learn and adapt to the world of digital but it is yet to benefit Bharat.
Mr. Dinesh Tyagi, CEO at CSC e-Governance Services India Limited, said–“The initiative to leverage chatbots and digital innovations to empower VLEs is a step in the right direction. This will mitigate the asymmetrical access between urban and rural India to digital banking services.