Now, two bank accounts per family

Written by ENS Economic Bureau | New Delhi | Updated: Jul 12 2014, 14:33pm hrs
FM Arun JaitleyFM Arun Jaitley in his Budget speech announced the proposal to provide all households in the country with banking services. (PTI
The NDA governments drive for financial inclusion has targeted 15 crore beneficiaries in the first year of its roll out by providing two bank accounts to every household in the country.

Ideally, two adults in a family a husband and wife, will be given a bank account each, said GS Sandhu, department of financial services.

Each account would be provided an over draft facility of Rs 5,000 as well as a RuPay debit card with a personal accident insurance cover of Rs 1 lakh.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley had, in his Budget speech on Thursday, announced the proposal to provide all households in the country with banking services, a time bound programme would be launched as Financial Inclusion Mission on 15 August this year.

The accounts will also be linked to cash transfers under the direct benefit transfer scheme as well as payments for the MGNREG Scheme.