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Chairman Bank of Maharashtra declares Maharashtra State as saturated state under PMs Jan Dhan Yojana

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Pune (Jan. 02, 2015): Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) was launched all over India on 28.8.2014 by Hon. Prime Minister. State level function for launching the scheme was held at Mumbai on 28-08-2014 and launching was done by Shri Piyushji Goyal, Hon. Minister for Energy, Govt. of India. Similar functions were held at all districts on 28-08-2014.

Banks in the state opened more than 67 lakh accounts during the period from 15-08-2014 to 24-12-2014. Household survey was conducted by the banks in wards and Sub Service Areas in the state. All banks in the state have completed the Household surveys and the accounts of uncovered families were opened simultaneously. Banks have also appointed more than 13000 Business Correspondent Agents in the state covering the Sub Service Areas in the state. 

The matter of coverage of uncovered families was discussed during the meeting of State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) on 29-12-2014. The representatives of banks, State Government, RBI and Lead District Managers were present. It was opined that the banks in the districts have completed the task of opening of the accounts of uncovered families. Considering the progress achieved by the banks in the state in opening of Bank accounts of uncovered families, having covered all the surveyed households, it has been decided by SLBC to declare Maharashtra State as saturated State for the purpose of opening of bank accounts under PMJDY.  

In case there are some uncovered families, leftover in survey or due to migration. State Level Bankers Committee, with the help of State Mission Director is appealing for opening of accounts of member of the family in next 15 day’s period and such household may contact on Toll free helpline No. 18001022636 of SLBC.  All the banks in the state/State Government machinery, will reach out to uncovered families, if any for opening of the bank accounts.