in the State.
pouring in to the Post Office Near to You,
Samriddhi Yojana “is a small deposit scheme for girl child launched as
part of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign. An account can be opened at
any time from the birth of a girl till she attains the age of 10 years,
with a minimum deposit of Rs.1000 in any Post Office or authorised
branches of Commercial Banks. The subsequent deposit should be in
multiples of Rs.100, he explained.
to child’s age proof and address proof of parents or guardians should
be submitted while opening account. In case a proper birth certificate
is not available, a certificate of date of birth from the school
headmaster or from hospital, where the child was born, can be submitted.
rate will be 9.1 per cent for financial year 2014-15 and it will be
calculated on a yearly basis and credited into account i.e. compounded
every year up to completion of 14 years from date of opening the
active for 21 years from the date of opening of the account or marriage
of the girl. Partial withdrawal of 50 per cent of the balance would be
allowed after the girl has attended 18 years to meet the requirement of
higher education or marriage expenses, he said adding more details could
be collected from the nearest post office.