Life Cover under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)
The Hon’ble Prime Minister in his Independence Day Speech announced a comprehensive program of Financial Inclusion targeting a large number of people who are currently deprived of even rudimentary financial services. In this direction, the Pradhan Mantri Jan DhanYojana (PMJDY) sets out to provide a basic Bank account to every family who till now had no account. The bank account comes with a RuPay debit card with a built-in accidental insurance cover of Rs. 1 lakh. During the launch on 28.08.14 in New Delhi, Hon’ble Prime Minister also announced a life cover of Rs. 30,000/- for those subscribing to a bank account with a RuPay debit card before 26th January, 2015 to complement the Rs. 1 lakh accident insurance cover. This life insurance cover of Rs. 30,000/- under Pradhan Mantri Jan DhanYojana, gives life insurance cover on death of the life assured, due to any reason, to the deceased’s family. The scheme aims to provide security to families from economically weaker sections who cannot afford direct purchase of such insurance. The premium subscription for the life cover under PMJDY is borne by the Government of India.