2017-12-15

Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana: Unstarred Question in Loksabha

Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana

(a) whether the Government has launched a special deposit scheme under Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana for girl child and if so, the details thereof along with the salient features thereof;
(b) whether the Government received complaints regarding non-operative attitude of the bank officials in providing information to the beneficiaries of the scheme and if so, the details thereof;
(c) the number of accounts opened by the public sector banks since the commencement of this scheme till date, bank-wise; and
(d) whether the Union Government proposes to extend the said scheme to the States and if so, the details thereof?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 7                                        ANSWERED ON: 15.12.2017

Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana

RAHUL KASWAN

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has launched a special deposit scheme under Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana for girl child and if so, the details thereof along with the salient features thereof;
(b) whether the Government received complaints regarding non-operative attitude of the bank officials in providing information to the beneficiaries of the scheme and if so, the details thereof;
(c) the number of accounts opened by the public sector banks since the commencement of this scheme till date, bank-wise; and
(d) whether the Union Government proposes to extend the said scheme to the States and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
(a) Yes Sir, the Government has launched Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme. The salient features of the scheme are as follows:
The natural or legal guardian of a girl child may open an account under the scheme in the name of girl child, from her birth till she attains the age of ten years. The account can be opened with an initial amount of rupees one thousand. A maximum amount of rupees one lakh fifty thousand may be deposited in a financial year. The account can be opened either in Banks or Post Offices anywhere in the country. Withdrawals from the account are permissible for higher education of girl child. The account shall mature on the completion of a period of 21 years from the date of opening. The account may be closed prematurely for the reasons of intended marriage of the account holder.
(b) Depositors’ clarification queries regarding the guidelines of the scheme are disposed of regularly by Ministry of Finance.
(c) A table showing bank-wise number of accounts opened by Public Sector Banks under the said scheme, upto 31.10.2017, is attached as Annexure-I.
(d) Account under the Scheme can be opened by eligible individuals resident in any state within the country.

http://164.100.47.194/Loksabha/Questions/QResult15.aspx?qref=58046&lsno=16
Source: Loksabha

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