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Over 5,000 life insurance claims under PMJDY so far: RTI reply

Press Trust of India  |  Indore 

As many as 5,177 life insurance claims for Rs 30,000-life cover provided under the Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojna (PMJDY) were received since the scheme's inception, a query under the Right to Information has revealed.

As of January 12, 2018, there are 30.93 crore Jan-Dhan accounts, according to the reply by the Financial Services Department of the to an RTI query by Neemuch-based activist

"All eligible PMJDY a/c holders who have their accounts during the period from 15-8-2014 to 31-1-2015 are covered under the of Rs 30,000.

"As of 12-1-2018, 4,543 claims have been paid under PMJDY for life cover of Rs 30,000 and the claim amount paid is Rs 13.62 crore," the reply added.

It also said that under the PMJDY, received 3,324 under the RuPay card-linked accidental insurance cover, and Rs 23.40 crore were paid to 2,340 eligible claimants.

of Rs one lakh is provided to a Jan-Dhan account-holder under the PMJDY.

had formally launched the PMJDY on August 28, 2014.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 20:15 IST