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PMJDY: Open Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana Account and Get Benefits of Rs 1.3 lakh and Much More; Know How

There are many benefits of opening Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana account that people aren't aware of. Hence the article talks about all these benefits in detail.

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PM Jan Dhan Yojana Beneficiaries

Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) is a scheme launched by the government to provide easy access to financial services including Credit, Insurance, Pension, Remittance, Savings and Deposit Accounts to the deprived section of our society. Accounts under PM Jan Dhan Yojana can be opened with zero balance at any branch / business organisation outlet.

Those from  the rural or farming community who have not yet opened account under PMJDY must do it now to avail its benefits.

10 Benefits of PM Jan Dhan Yojana

There are many benefits under Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana that has been listed below;

  • No/zero minimum balance.

  • Interest on deposits.

  • One lakh insurance cover for accidents.

  • Accounts opened after 28 August 2018 will get accidental cover of Rs 2 lakh

  • 30,000 life cover provided by Life Insurance Corporation of India.

  • Hassle-free transfer all over India.

  • Beneficiaries of various government scheme receive Direct Benefit Transfer in this account.

  • Overdraft service provided after six months of account operation.

  • 5000 of overdraft service is available to an individual in each family. Most preferably a woman.

  • Insurance as well as pension also available.

The biggest advantage of this scheme is that the account holders are given accident insurance of Rs 1,00,000 and general insurance of Rs 30,000. If the account holder faces accident, then he is given Rs. 30,000 and if he dies in it, then one lakh rupees is given. That is, a total benefit of 1.30 lakh rupees is given to the beneficiary.

Eligibility for opening PM Jan Dhan Yojana Account

PMJDY account can be opened under following conditions;

  • Individuals with Indian nationality status can open a Jan Dhan Yojana account.

  • An individual with no valid documents as proof for Indian nationality status can also open PMJDY account, provided the concerned bank does necessary background check on the individual & categorises him or her as ‘low risk’

  • Children above 10 years are also eligible for Jan Dhan Yojana account.

How to apply for Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana/ From Where to get PMJDY Application Form

You can easily download the application form for PM Jan Dhan Yojana from the official government website- https://pmjdy.gov.in/. After downloading - fill in the form carefully and submit it at your local bank branch. You will have to attach necessary documents along with the form to avail benefit of  this scheme.

Jan Dhan Yojana Application Form

Click to download PMJDY application form in English

Click to download PMJDY application form in Hindi

So what are you waiting for, download PMJDY application now and avail all the benefits of this scheme. 

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