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JAN DHAN YOJANA 2014

IMPORTANT DETAILS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PRADHANMANTRI JAN-DHAN YOJANA 2014

Prime minister Narendra Modi launched(28th august 2014) his pet project the 'jan-dhan yojana'(Peoples Wealth Scheme in English),which aims to provide bank accounts to the poor and end financial UN-touchability.The scheme is aimed at opening 1 crore bank accounts on the 1st day of its launch.The state leaders in turn would launch the scheme in their respective states.Here are some important details you should know about this scheme.

WHAT IS THE JAN-DHAN YOJANA SCHEME?

This plan is aimed at providing bank accounts, insurance cover and a debit card to all the citizens of the country.The Jan Dhan Yojana will provide individuals with a RuPay debit card which carries free accidental cover of rs one lakh.According to news reports the personal accident insurance cover would be enhance to rs 2 lakh per year.This is likely to provide some cover especially to marginalized sections of society in the unfortunate event of death of the earning member due to an accident.

HIGH LIGHTS OF "JAN DHAN YOJANA" 2014

* Modi had announce the scheme on independence day in his address to the nation 
* Launched on 28th august 2014 
*The logo of the mission was created by priya sharma.Shown here


*The name "JAN DHAN" was chosen through an online competition the My Gov platform and received      more than 6000 suggestion from Indian citizens.After evaluation the jury shortlisted "jan dhan" which was by  7 individuals.
*Slogan of this scheme is "Mera Khata - Bhagya vidhata" my bank account - the creator of the good fortune)
*The primary objective of the program, pradhanmantri jan dhan yojana is to depend financial inclusion.As   many as 60000 bank camps will be conducted and about 1 crore accounts are targeted to be opened in just   one day 
*The long term vision of the jan dhan yojan  is to lay the foundation of cashless economy and is    complementary to the digital India scheme.
*This scheme has set an ambitious target bringing in more then 7.5 crore UN-banked families into India's banking system by opening more than 15 crore bank accounts at the rate of two bank accounts per  household.
*Every individual who opens a bank account becomes eligible to receive an accident insurance cover of up-
 to rs 1 lakh for his entire family.
*Once the bank account has been active for 6 months and has been linked to account holder Aadhar identy,
 they would become eligible for an overdraft up-to Rs 2500,which would further be enhanced by the bank 
 to Rs 5000 over time.
* The mission will be implemented in two phases
-Phase -1 from 15th august 2014 to 14th august 2015:

 
#Universal access to banking facilities for all household across the country through a bank branch or a fixed  point business correspondent (BC) called bank mitra within a reasonable distance except areas with infrastructure and connectivity constraints 
# To cover all households with at-least one basic banking account with RuPay Debit card having inbuilt
#accident insurance cover of rupees 1 lakh. Further an overdraft facility up to Rs 5000 will also be permitted to Aadhar enabled accounts after satisfactory operation in the account for 6 months.
# Financial literacy programs which aims to take financial literacy up to village level.
#The mission also envisages expansion of direct benefit transfer under various government schemes through bank accounts of the beneficiaries of.
#The issuance of Kissan credit card (KCC) as RuPay kisan card is also proposed to be covered under the plan

Phase-2 from 15th august 2015:

 #Providing micro-insurance to the people.
 #Unorganized sector pension schemes like swavlamban through the business correspondents.
 #The yojana is being monitored in a mission mode with the finance minister being the head of the mission
 #It is estimated to cover 7.50 crore households with at least one account under the yojana and also a large no of dormant accounts would be activated
#Electronic transfer subsidies under various schemes of goverment would be enabled
*Both rural and urban areas will be covered in this scheme
*IDBI bank has said that it plans to open as many as 2 lakh basic savings accounts under the pradhanmantri jan-dhan yojana.

Prime minister Nrendra modi opened a record 1.5 crore bank accounts across the country to mark the  launch of the pradhan mantri jan dhan yojana (PMJDY) aimed at financial inclusion of all Indians.

The scheme has been started with a target to provide 'universal access to banking facilities starting with basic banking accounts with the facilities like --

#The scheme aims to ensure that every household has at least two bank accounts
#Each of the bank accounts which are opening comes with RuPay debit card.
#Rs 1 lakh accident insurance cover and an additional Rs 30000 life insurance cover
#Overdraft facilities of rs 5000 after six months

These benefits will apply to all accounts opened before January 26,2015

*The government of India organized a program of large scale at over 77000 locations--with the  participation of chief minister,union ministers,government and bank officials,
*The initial target of the PMJDY was open to bank accounts for 7.5 crore families within a one year.

What type of identification proof and address proof needs to be submitted?

The reserve bank of India has simplified KYC Guidelines and the documents needed to open new bank account.

The following identification proofs can be used to open a new bank account ;
#voter id card,
#Driving license
#passport,
#Pan card,
#Aadhar unique id,
#NREGA job card attested by state government officials.

All private and public sector banks are a part of pradhan mantri jan-dhan yojana(PMJDY)

Some of India's large nationalized banks are taking part in PMJDY.They are;
#Bank of Baroda,
#Bank of India
#Canara bank
#corporation bank
#IDBI bank
#Indian bank
#Punjab national bank
#Union bank of India
#State bank of India and its affiliates
#Oriental bank of commerce

Top private sector banks taking in PMJDY are;
#Axis bank
#Federal bank
# HDFC bank
#ICICI bank
#Indusind bank
#ING vysya bank
#Karnataka bank
#Kotak mahindra bank
#Yes bank
#Dhanlakshmi bank
      
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