Chandigarh, October 20:
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has issued instructions to cover all households in the state under ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna’ by 15th December.
Giving the details a spokesman said that as Directed by CM, Principal Secretary Finance held Video Conference with Deputy Commissioners and Bank Officers to review the Progress of the scheme. He said that total of 20,328 camps have been organized by the Banks for opening of accounts under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna’ in Punjab. He said that total 22,21,830 bank accounts have already opened.
He further said that Deputy Commissioners and Bank are jointly conducting survey of all the families in their respective districts to ascertain the number of families who do not have banking facilities for better targeting of the scheme. The survey is likely to be completed by 31st October, 2014 and accounts of all unbanked households are likely to be opened, he added.