West Godavari District Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh government has decided to extend the banking system in rural areas. The district officials and bankers will take up Gram Swaraj Abhiyan programme in 32 villages in the West Godavari district from April 14 to May 5, according to Joint Collector-2.
The Joint Collector-2 presided over the district level organizing committee meeting of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (GSA) held at Collectorate in Eluru on Friday evening.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that the Government has appointed Senior IAS officials to monitor the GSA programme in the district. He stated that the Andhra Bank, Bank of Baroda, Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, State Bank of India, Syndicate Bank, Vijayabank would participate in the GSA programme.
Under the GSA programme, all the people who attain the age of 18 and above would open Jan Dhan Accounts and get the Rupay cards. The officials will create awareness on the usage of Rupay cards, he added. Likewise, the customers who opened the Jandhan Yojana accounts will have Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana with an annual premium of Rs 12 to get Rs 2 lakhs insurance claim.
The Joint Collector said that the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana also provided with an annual premium of Rs 330.
The employment guarantee scheme workers, DWCRA Velugu members, beneficiaries under other welfare departments, Corporations would open the Jandhan Yojana in these selected 32 villages. He directed bankers to take steps to open Jandhan Yojana accounts to all the youngsters who attained the age of 18 years in the villages.
The bankers and officials should register the eligible person’s names under Pradhan Mantri Jivana Jyoti Bima Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana schemes.
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