It has been over a month now since the government launched the “Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana” on January 22nd. But, no authorised public sector bank has the details or the application form of this scheme till date to help investors open an account. Even the post offices are not providing the application form or the details of the scheme easily.
On behalf of the general public, I would like to ask the government why do we announce such schemes when we do not have the basic infrastructure to help those for whom these schemes are being launched? I know I’ll not get any reply, but I really want to know when will our governments or public sector offices start working in an efficient manner?
Why don’t we privatise our post offices, banks or such other public sector organisations which have been operating highly inefficiently for years and years now? If we cannot privatise these organisations due to political compulsions, why don’t we make them improve their efficiency levels?
Yesterday I posted various salient features of this scheme and today I received a few emails asking for the list of banks where this account can be opened. I also got queries asking for the application form to open an account. Here is the extract of one such mail.
Hello Mr. Kukreja,
I just read your article and your views over Pradhanmantri Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana. It was fabulous to read. Very clear and understanding information.
Actually i need a help or say favour from you. Am trying to get the Account Opening Form of above said scheme, but i didnt find any. Could you pls mail me the form of the same, so that without wasting any time i can proceed with the investment.
If you say that, collect from the post at nearby my residence, well sir i have inquired but they have none.
So its a kind request to you.
Overall thanks once again for your information and guidance.
Application Form for opening a Sukanya Samriddhi Account in a Post Office
To open an account under this scheme, the application form is still not available on the website of India Post. However, you can use this application form for getting your account opened with any of the post offices. I have downloaded this form from the website of India Post itself. Though this application form is still not updated, with ‘SSA’ missing on the top of this form, I have been told that the post offices will not refuse to accept this form.
However, here is one more link to the application form with which you can download the updated application form.
You can also print the application form from this circular of the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications & IT, dated January 21, 2015. This circular also has the Notification No. G.S.R. 863(E) dated December 2, 2014, having all the rules & regulations of Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana. This circular has the application form on the 9th page.
List of Banks which have been authorised to open Sukanya Samriddhi Account
Here is the list of scheduled commercial banks which have been authorised to open accounts under Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana:
* State Bank of India (SBI)
* Bank of Baroda (BoB)
* Bank of India (BoI)
* Canara Bank
* UCO Bank
* United Bank of India
* Andhra Bank
* Allahabad Bank
* Indian Bank
* Corporation Bank
* Central Bank of India
* IDBI Bank
* Dena Bank
Once these banks upload the application form on their respective websites, I’ll share the links to their forms in front of their names.
I am sure many of you must be facing difficulties in getting the required information about this scheme and also you would be in a hurry to open this account before the financial year ends. I would advise you to approach post offices as of now because some of the banks will take their own sweet time to get their branch personnel updated. I am sure you will get the option to migrate to the bank of your choice at a later date.
If you get any useful info/link regarding this scheme or have any of your good/bad experiences or any query, please share it all here.