9 Oct 2014
As on 7 October, 5.52 crore accounts have been opened and Rs. 4,268 crores has been deposited in those accounts.
28 August 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken further steps to implement the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana announced by him during the independence speech from 28 August 2014.
He wrote a letter to all bank officers to participate enthusiastically in this national priority scheme and he also informed them that he will select the best performing branches by monitoring the progress and performance of the scheme.
Letter of Prime Miinister to all bank officers.
Prime Ministers Google+ Post on the scheme.
My comment in the Google+ Post of PM
The scheme is a national priority only if direct transfer of cash to beneficiaries is national priority. If savings of poor is national priority then fixed deposits are to be encouraged even without savings banks account or SB account can be linked to FD as zero balance account.
Inauguration of Jana-Dhan Yojana on 28 August 2014