Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) – National Mission for Financial Inclusion, completes eight years of successful implementation

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Source: The post is based on the articlePradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) – National Mission for Financial Inclusion, completes eight years of successful implementationpublished in PIB on 28th August 2022.

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Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana(PMJDY) has completed eight years of successful implementation.

What is Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana(PMJDY)?

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Jan Dhan Darshak App: It is a citizen-centric mobile application launched for locating banking touchpoints such as bank branches, ATMs, Bank Mitras, Post Offices, etc. in the country. 

– This app is also being used for identifying villages which are not served by banking touchpoints within 5 km. These identified villages are then allocated to various banks by concerned SLBCs for the opening of banking outlets. 

What are the key achievements of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana(PMJDY)?
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PMJDY accounts: As of August 2022, the number of total PMJDY Accounts is 46.25 crore; 55.59% (25.71 crores) Jan-Dhan account holders are women and 66.79% (30.89 crores) Jan Dhan accounts are in rural and semi-urban areas.

Operative PMJDY accounts: As per current RBI guidelines, a PMJDY account is treated as inoperative if there are no customer-induced transactions in the account for over a period of two years. In August 2022, out of a total of 46.25 crore PMJDY accounts, 37.57 crores (81.2%) are operative.

Zero Balance accounts: Currently, only 8.2% of PMJDY accounts are zero balance accounts.

Deposit per PMJDY account: Deposit per account has gone up by over 71%. This is an indication of increased usage of accounts and inculcation of saving habits among account holders.

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