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Government Of Assam Finance Directorate of Small Savings

Sukanya Samriddhi Account

  • It is a saving scheme specially designed for the parents of a girl child. The scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2015, as a part of the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign.

    Key Features:

    • The account can be opened at any post office or branches of authorised commercial banks.
    • Investment of minimum Rs 1000 and maximum Rs 1.5 lakh in a financial year. Subsequent deposits in multiple of Rs 100.
    • No limit on number of deposits either in a month or in a Financial Year.
    • A legal guardian/natural guardian can open account in the name of girl child.
    • A guardian can open only one account in the name of one girl child and maximum two accounts in the name of two different girl children.
    • Account can be opened up to age of 10 years only from the date of birth.
    • Partial withdrawal, maximum up to 50 per cent of balance standing at the end of the preceding financial year can be taken after account holder attaining age of 18 years.
    • Account can be closed after completion of 21 years.
    • Normal premature closure will be allowed after completion of 18 years, provided that girl is married.

    Source: India Post