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Friday, 5 December 2014
Central government launches special deposit scheme for the girl child
To help channelise small savings, government has launched a special deposit scheme for girl child-- Sukanya Samriddhi Account-- which can be opened in banks and post offices and half of the funds can be withdrawn for her higher education and marriage.
the scheme has been notified by the government, the special interest
rate applicable to it would be determined later. Under the scheme, an
account can be opened in the name of a girl child up to the age of 10
scheme would mature on completion of 21 years from the date of opening
of the account, and deposits can be made till completion of 14
years. The account can be transferred anywhere in India if the girl
child shifts to a place other than the city or locality where the
50% of the deposit could be withdrawn for the purpose of higher
education and marriage of the girl child after she attains 18 years of
age, said the notification.
account shall be opened and operated by the natural or legal guardian
of a girl child till the girl child in whose name the account has been
opened, attains the age of 10 years," it added. After attaining age of
10 years, the account holder can herself operate the account.
the event of death of the account holder, the account would be closed
immediately, and the balance at the credit of the account would be paid
along with interest till the month preceding the month of premature
closure of the account. The scheme is aimed at garnering small savings and channelising them for development of infrastructure.
the government has relaunched the Kisan Vikas Patra, in which the
invested money doubles in 100 months, with the objective of increasing