Money & Banking

Jan Dhan life cover: Banks, LIC told to make claim forms available on website

KR Srivats New Delhi | Updated on December 29, 2014 Published on December 29, 2014

The Finance Ministry has asked banks and Life Insurance Corporation to make available claim forms on their websites for the Rs 30,000 life cover promised under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY).

LIC has been asked to settle the claim within 15 days of the receipt of the claim form.

This was conveyed to the banks at a video conference meeting held by Joint Secretary Anurag Jain with executive directors of public and private sector banks to review the progress of PMJDY.

Till December 22, banks have opened 9.83 crore bank accounts under the PMJDY and issued 7.28 crore RuPay cards.

At this meeting, banks were asked to issue passbooks to all accountholders and activate RuPay cards.

Banks have agreed to complete this task by January 15 next year.

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Published on December 29, 2014
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