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Finance Ministry launches website for Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has launched a dedicated website for Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, government's flagship financial inclusion programme, to help people open bank accounts."The website will provide an easy access to information

PTI [ Updated: October 28, 2014 7:42 IST ]
finance ministry launches website for pradhan mantri jan
finance ministry launches website for pradhan mantri jan dhan yojana

New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has launched a dedicated website for Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, government's flagship financial inclusion programme, to help people open bank accounts.

"The website will provide an easy access to information on the Yojna, administrative structure created for monitoring, progress of the scheme, availability of account opening forms and financial literacy to the urban and rural population," said Financial Services Secretary GS Sandhu after launching the website on Monday.

The website will also act as a tool for controllers and various stakeholders to monitor and implement the scheme in a more effective manner, Sandhu added.

It is available in English and Hindi versions.

"As on October 22, a total of 6.47 crore accounts have been opened with a deposit of Rs 4,813.59 crore," the Secretary added.

Jan Dhan yojana, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is a national mission on financial inclusion encompassing an integrated approach to bring about comprehensive financial inclusion of all the households in the country.

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

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