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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

SLBC confirms 100% Jan Dhan coverage in Dakshina Kannada

The State-level bankers’ committee (SLBC) of Karnataka has permitted the lead bank of Dakshina Kannada district for confirmation of 100 per cent coverage of households under the Prime Minister’s Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY).

This was revealed at the Dakshina Kannada district-level review committee meeting of bankers in Mangaluru on Tuesday.

Amarnath Hegde, Chief Manager of the Lead Bank of the district, informed the meeting that the district-level PMJDY implementation committee in its meeting on November 7 had decided to send a proposal to the SLBC for officially declaring the district as fully covered in opening of basic savings bank accounts for all households. The proposal was submitted to the SLBC and state administration on November 10.

The December 1 SLBC meeting in Bengaluru, which appreciated the efforts of Dakshina Kannada district, had permitted the lead bank for confirmation of 100 per cent saturation, he said.

Thulasi Maddineni, Chief Executive Officer of Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat, who presided over the meeting, said that the bankers have completed the task of opening of accounts under the PMJDY. Now they have the important task of making all these new accounts operational. The banking habit has to be inculcated among those who have opened the accounts, she said.

Hegde urged the bankers to speed up the Aadhar seeding process and to issue RuPay cards to the new account holders.

He said that the banks may also create awareness among the RuPay card holders to keep their cards active through regular transaction. Cards become inactive if not operated within 45 days to get the benefit of personal accident insurance coverage up to Rs1 lakh, he said.

Source : Thehindubusinessline


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