Bhubaneswar: Praesh Kumar Das has taken over as the new circle head of Punjab National Bank (PNB) in Odisha.

Joined in PNB as a management trainee in 1989, Das has served the bank in West Bengal, Bihar, Maharashtra, and Haryana.

Das said he is going to focus on credits to agriculture, MSME and retail sectors. Stating that he endeavour to popularise digital banking, he assured that he would also emphasise on reduction of NPA.