Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme in SBI
It’s been couple of months now since Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme Account was passed by the Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi for financial security of girl child in India. The initiative was taken by central government to ensure a high return saving scheme in order to secure a sound financial future for girl children in India.
As such, girl child are considered to be a financial burden on parents, especially in rural parts of India where people are not so mentally and intellectually advanced. They cease to understand that both male and female make a healthy balance in equilibrium in family as well as in society. Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme was officially launched in India in January 2015.
Is Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana Account available in SBI Branches?
Under Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme, all post offices and a number of nationalized and few private banks are authorized to open Sukanya Samriddhi Account for the girl child. As of now, post offices have already started opening accounts, but banks are have not yet prepared themselves for opening of accounts under the scheme.
SBI is the largest Public Sector bank in India we anticipate that it would soon start registrations and opening of SSA in all its branches. If you want to open Sukanya Samriddhi Account for your daughter in State Bank of India, you can always walk up to your nearest branch and get the desired information on how to get the account opened.
List of Documents for Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme in SBI
- Certificate of Birth of the Girl Child
- Proof of address of the legal guardian or parent of the girl child
- Photo identity proof of the parents or legal guardian of the girl child
Is SBI saving account convertible to Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme?
Sukanya Samriddhi Account can’t function outside the Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana and thus a fresh account is required under the scheme. No matter which account you have had with SBI, they can’t be converted to Sukanya Samriddhi Account. The account would be opened in the name of the girl child and hence, it would be a fresh account altogether.
Point of Contacts in State Bank of India
In every SBI branch, there would be one or more than one officials who would be assigned special duty of helping people open up accounts under Sukanya Samriddhi Account. You can simply walk in to any SBI branch and enquire at the reception for the concerned official who is taking care of opening of accounts under this special scheme.
We all know that there is a slight laid back attitude of nationalized bank officials and thus you may have to push the bank officials a little more in order to get the accurate information. However, this may or may not be true since PSU banks are trying to improve their services day by day. In case of any doubt on information, you can always walk up to the manager and enquire accordingly.
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