51,434 bank accounts under PMJDY in isles

Port Blair
20 Dec 2017

Nationalised banks operating in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands have opened as many as 51,434 banks accounts under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY). As on 06.12.2017, government figures reveal that around 36853 bank accounts for unbanked persons in rural areas and 14581 in urban areas have been opened since the scheme was launched.
Across the country, altogether 30.71 crore accounts have been opened under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), including 18.05 crore accounts opened in rural/semi-urban areas. Banks are opening PMJDY accounts for unbanked persons at their branches. In addition for uncovered Sub-Service Areas (SSAs) with 1000-1500 households, Bank Mitras, who can open PMJDY accounts, are deployed.
Department of Revenue has apprised that based on information received from 187 Reporting Entities, Rs. 42,187 crore had been deposited in 3,74,14,844 PMJDY accounts during the period 8.11.2016 to 30.12.2016.  A number of measures have been taken up by the Government, which include collection of information on cash transactions, collating and analysis of such information, extensive use of information technology and data analytic tools for identification of high risk cases, expeditious verification of suspect cases and enforcement action as required. (EOIC)