Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana: An overview
Author(s): Sumit Kumar Singh
Abstract: The scheme was launched by PM Narendra Modi on 15 August 2014. Slogan of the Scheme is "Mera Khatha, Bhagya Vidhatha (it means "My Account brings luck to me". Prime Minister's People Money Scheme is India's National Mission for Financial Inclusion to ensure access to financial services, namely Banking Savings & Deposit Accounts, Remittance, Credit, Insurance, Pension in an affordable manner. This financial inclusion campaign was launched by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 28 August 2014. He had announced this scheme on his first Independence Day speech on 15 August 2014. By 1 February 2017, over 27 crores (270 million) bank accounts were opened and almost ₹665 billion (US$10 billion) were deposited under the scheme.