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30 cr families get Jan Dhan accounts in 3 yrs: Arun Jaitley


New Delhi, Sep 13 (PTI): As many as 30 crore families have got bank accounts since the launch of India's biggest ever bank account opening drive, Jan Dhan Yojana, three years back, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.

About 42 per cent of households were unbanked before the Jan Dhan Yojana, which aims to give every household access to banking facilities by offering them zero-balance accounts across all commercial banks.

Speaking at a conclave on Financial Inclusion, he said the number of zero-balance accounts has reduced from 77 per cent to 20 per cent and even these would become operational once the direct benefit transfer is expanded.

In September 2014, three months after the scheme was launched, 76.81 per cent accounts had zero balance. The number of zero-balance accounts has now come down to 20 per cent of the total, he said.

99.99 per cent of households now have at least one bank account, thanks to the Jan Dhan Yojana.

Jaitley said biometric identification number Aadhaar was an evolving idea under the previous UPA regime and it did not have legislative backing.

The Aadhaar legislation, passed during the BJP rule, will stand test of constitutionality of using the unique identification number for giving government benefits, he said.

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  • R. S. Fernandes, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Great job, special thanks for reducing tax on Gas lighter !!

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  • Pinto, BLR

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Total fake numbers & biggest blunder. Here is why ...

    India's current total population is 134 crores.
    Considering 4 people (minimum) like father, mother, 2 kids in a family this gives total of 33.5 crore "families".
    FM says 30 cr "families" got Jan Dhan accounts in 3 years.

    That means only 3.5 crore (33.50-30) "families" had/have bank accounts other than Jan Dhan ? What a laughable claim...

    Double check your figures please. Indian's are smart. They can trace fekugiri instantly !!!

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Please ignore Arun Jootley statistics. Those are full of technical faults - DAKU

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  • Jeevan, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    I got my 15 lakhs. Support Bjp and stop eating non veg. Within a month 15 LAKHS will be on ur door step.

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  • Cyril, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    This advertisement should appear on the front page of the leading News papers.
    Dont"t forget to print your photo

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  • L n T, Mumbai

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Atleast show to the Public 10 family account

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  • MILAN, LUCERNE

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    3 YAERS MEANS AFTER 2019. WE ARE NOT INTRESTED. WHY EVERYTHING AFTER 2019

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  • Sharan Borewell, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Biggest advantage of JAn Dhananjaya account was during demonitization to convert black money in to white in bits and pieces . Now govt should give how much money is there in these accounts .

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  • Cyril, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    After this,
    Anyone received 15 Lacks in this account.?
    Any reduction in farmer Suicides..??
    Any one got compensation, died because of demonetisation...???
    Any ones loan is waived with this account....????

    List goes on....
    Answer is NIL!!!!

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  • Comman, Man

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Enjoying with poor people money, with complosory minimum balance policy.
    This govt is like a slow poision, killing the public in the of schems... wake my dear Indians dont make repeat such mistake again in 2019,
    BJP KO HATAVO BHARATH KO BACHAVO

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Account without money,whats the use ? Stupid "Jan dhan"!!!

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  • Truth007, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    To maintain minimum deposit , and fine if no min deposit , ATM charges .?
    Only task completed by BJP Gout - Bhakton ko andha banadiya , Andhonko Bhakt banadiya...

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  • Anonymous, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    What is the achievement of BJP govt is this..? Bankers have done this by toiling day and night...but no gratitude for good work done.... Most inefficient FM India has seen so far.Howlong you will sing the same song.. ?

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  • Pradeep, Malpe

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Oh Rama........ we are desperately waiting for 2019 to throw this bluffmasters.

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  • Pradeep, Malpe

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Oh Rama........ we are desperately waiting for 2019 to throw this bluffmasters.

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  • D.Shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    You keep dreaming like rest of pappu followers. The way modiji and his team is working tirelessly over years whatever its outcome its much better than the govt we had so far.. hope we have consecutive govt of modiji for our better future.

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  • Dinesh, Udupi

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Worthless scheme from inefficient FM.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    w/ o delay deposit jumla 15-20 lakhs 2 all poor people

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  • ABDUL RAFIQ, Uchila

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    For what ???

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    When are you going to deposit Rs. 16.37 Lacks ...

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  • Sandeep, Udupi

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    After receiving the compensation from Arvind Kejriwal

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  • JJ, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Getting Jan Dhan or Kala Dhan accounts

    Dear Mr. Jaitley..................So what is the result ?? Acche Din or Booreh Din

    Only to deposit gas cylinder money ???

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