Delhi becomes first city to achieve 100% enrolment in PMJDY

PTI New Delhi | Updated on December 29, 2014 Published on December 29, 2014

Delhi has become the first city to achieve 100 per cent enrolment under Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), according to a top Delhi government official.

Bank accounts of more than 31.63 lakh families have been opened under the scheme in the national capital.

“Bank accounts of 31,63,579 households have been opened in the national capital so far ever since the PMJDY was launched.

With this, Delhi has completed 100 per cent enrolment under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, becoming the first territory in the country to achieve so,” S N Sahay, secretary of Revenue Department, said.

The scheme envisages universal access to banking facilities with at least one basic account for every household with focus on financial literacy, access to credit, insurance and pension facility.

Government also claimed that it has also completed 100 per cent enrolment under AADHAAR in the national capital.

According to the department, it is currently working on e-refund model under which money can be returned via online.

“Government will soon launch e-refund scheme in Delhi. Under this scheme, Delhiites, who have paid stamp duty and later wanted to get it back, can now be able to recover their paid money through online. This scheme will be launched in the next few days,” said a senior official of the Revenue Department.

Published on December 29, 2014
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