State Level Bankers Committee

  • SLBC Cell, Circle Office Canara Bank Building, MG Road, Trivandrum -1
  • 0471 - 2331302, 2331051

About SLBC

State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) came into existence under Lead Bank Scheme as per RBI guidelines. SLBC is an inter-institutional forum at State level ensuring co-ordination between Government and Banks on matters pertaining to banking development.

SLBC facilitates effective implementation of development programmes in the areas of poverty alleviation, employment to un-employed, providing banking outlet in un-banked areas, training, financial literacy etc. SLBC coordinates with the State government in implementation of various Government guidelines especially in respect of Priority Sector lending, Financial Inclusion etc.

The role of SLBC is reinforced by the High Level Committee constituted by RBI to review Lead Bank Scheme.

Convenor Bank

Canara Bank is the Convenor Bank of SLBC, Kerala.


The SLBC Kerala is co-chaired by the MD & CEO/ED of Canara Bank and the Chief Secretary of the State Government.


General Manager of Canara Bank, Trivandrum Circle is the Convenor of SLBC.

Meetings Periodicity

Quarterly (Special SLBC meeting may also be convened in case of urgency)

About Canara Bank

Widely known for customer centricity, Canara Bank was founded by Shri Ammembal Subba Rao Pai, a great visionary and philanthropist, in July 1906, at Mangalore, then a small port town in Karnataka. The Bank has gone through the various phases of its growth trajectory over hundred years of its existence. Growth of Canara Bank was phenomenal, especially after nationalization in the year 1969, attaining the status of a national level player in terms of geographical reach and clientele segments. Eighties was characterized by business diversification for the Bank. In June 2006, the Bank completed a century of operation in the Indian banking industry. The eventful journey of the Bank has been characterized by several memorable milestones. Today, Canara Bank occupies a premier position in the comity of Indian banks.

Canara Bank has several firsts to its credit. These include:

  • Launching of Inter-City ATM Network
  • Obtaining ISO Certification for a Branch
  • Articulation of Good Banking – Banks Citizen Charter
  • Commissioning of Exclusive Mahila Banking Branch
  • Launching of Exclusive Subsidiary for IT Consultancy
  • Issuing credit card for farmers
  • Providing Agricultural Consultancy Services

Over the years, the Bank has been scaling up its market position to emerge as a major Financial Conglomerate with as many as ten subsidiaries/sponsored institutions/joint ventures in India and abroad. As at March 2022, Canara Bank services over 10.6 crore customers through a network of 9,734 branches and 12,208 ATMs/Recycler spread across all Indian states and Union Territories.

Not just in commercial banking, the Bank has also carved a distinctive mark, in various corporate social responsibilities, namely, serving national priorities, promoting rural development, enhancing rural self-employment through several training institutes and spearheading financial inclusion objective. Promoting an inclusive growth strategy, which has been formed as the basic plank of national policy agenda today, is in fact deeply rooted in the Banks founding principles. "A good bank is not only the financial heart of the community, but also one with an obligation of helping in every possible manner to improve the economic conditions of the common people". These insightful words of our founder continue to resonate even today in serving the society with a purpose. The growth story of Canara Bank in its first century was due, among others, to the continued patronage of its valued customers, stakeholders, committed staff and uncanny leadership ability demonstrated by its leaders at the helm of affairs. We strongly believe that the next century is going to be equally rewarding and eventful not only in service of the nation but also in helping the Bank emerge as a "Preferred Bank" by pursuing global benchmarks in profitability, operational efficiency, asset quality, risk management and expanding the global reach.

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Lead Bank Scheme

A Study Group, on the Organizational Framework for the Implementation of the Social Objectives, headed by Prof. D. R. Gadgil first recommended adoption of an 'Area Approach' for development of banking and credit structure in the rural areas.

A Committee of Bankers on Branch Expansion Programme of public sector banks appointed by Reserve Bank of India under the Chairmanship of Shri F. K. F.Nariman (Nariman Committee) endorsed the idea in November 1969. It also recommended that each bank can concentrate on certain districts where it should act as a 'Lead Bank'.

In terms of the above recommendations, Lead Bank Scheme was introduced by Reserve Bank in December, 1969.

Lead Bank of District

Under the scheme, district of the country has been allocated to a specified commercial bank which is called as the Lead Bank of the district. Metropolitan Cities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta and Chennai were excluded from this arrangement.


  • Commercial Banks
  • RRBs
  • Co-operative Banks
  • Small Finance Banks
  • Payment Banks
  • RBI
  • Developmental Agencies and concerned Departments of the Government.

Some of the Performance Highlights of the SLBC, Kerala

  • First state in the country to have brick & mortar branches in all Grama Panchayats
  • First state to have banking facility in all Villages
  • First state to complete SSA mapping in all rural areas
  • First state to establish Financial literacy Centres in all Block
  • First state to cover all households with bank accounts
  • First bank in Kerala to do funds transfer through Aadhaar Payment Bridge System (APBS)
  • First SLBC to publish FLC material & PMJDY Mission Document in local, language
  • First and only state to have the data base of registered farmers (done at the behest of SLBC)
  • LDMS ADDRESS with Details
Sl. No. BANK Contact No Email Id
1 BANK OF BARODA 0484 4217809;
2 BANK OF INDIA 0471 2703010;
3 BANK OF MAHARASHTRA 0484 48548739;
4 CANARA BANK 0471 2320245;
5 CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA 0471 2461178;
6 INDIAN BANK 0471 2578603;
7 INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK 0471 2476319;
8 PUNJAB & SIND BANK 044 2849 1935;
10 STATE BANK OF INDIA 0471 2192311;
11 UCO BANK 0484 2788610;
12 UNION BANK OF INDIA 0471 2561117;
15 KERALA GRAMIN BANK 0483 2734805 ;
1 AXIS BANK 0484 4411076;
3 CATHOLIC SYRIAN BANK 0487 6619263/239;
4 CITY UNION BANK 0471 2467303;;
5 DHANLAXMI BANK 0487 7107483;
6 FEDERAL BANK 0484 2201621;
7 HDFC BANK 0471-3076894;
8 ICICI BANK 0484 4117486;
9 IDBI BANK 0494 242 0014;
11 INDUS IND BANK 0471 4000924;
12 JAMMU & KASHMIR BANK 0471 4099575;
13 KARNATAKA BANK 0824 2229826;
14 KARUR VYSYA BANK 0484 2366461;
15 KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK 0484 2354267;
16 LAKSHMI VILAS BANK 0422 2384001;
17 RBL Bank;
18 SOUTH INDIAN BANK 0487-2420020 ( 749 );
19 T.N.MERCANTILE BANK 0471 2494954;
20 YES BANK 0471 4021302;
2 Ujjivan Small Finance Bank;
1 KSCARDB (incl. PCARDBs) 0471 2460595;
2 KSCB 0471 2547280;
1 Airtel Payment Bank;
2 India Post Payment Bank;