Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2832
TO BE ANSWERED ON FRIDAY 02nd DECEMBER, 2016
“SUKANYA SAMRIDDHI YOJANA”

No.2832

SHRI ARVIND SAWANT, SHRI ABHISHEK SINGH

Will the Ministry of FINANCE be please to state:-

(a) whether the Government has assessed the impact of Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana (SSY);

(b) if so, the details thereof along with the number of accounts opened under the said scheme across the country as on date, State/UT and bank-wise;

(c) whether the said scheme has been successful in achieving the targets fixed by the Government and if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons thereof; and

(d) the other steps taken by the Government to promote the said scheme?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(SHRI ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL)

(a) (b) & (c): Sir, the Government is continuously monitoring the progress of Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme. It was launched on 2nd December, 2014 and since then the number of accounts opened under this scheme have been showing upward trend and 99,96,085 accounts have been reported opened till 31st October, 2016 and Rs.  9455.30 crore have been deposited under this scheme. The details are given below:

Number of Accounts opened and total Collection under Sukanya Samriddhi Account in Banks and Post Office since launch of the Scheme.
S.No. Agency Name Progressive collection upto 31.10.2016 in Banks and upto 30.09.2016 in Post Office since launch of the scheme (Rs. in crores) Total number of Accounts opened upto 31.10.2016 in Banks and upto 30.09.2016 in Post Office since the  launch of the scheme.
1 Post Office 7292.93 8,00,121
2 Banks 2162.37 91,95,964
Total 9455.30 99,96,085

Statements showing State-wise and bank-wise number of accounts opened under the Sukanya Samriddhi Account are enclosed as Annex.I and Annex.II respectively.

(d) Government has issued advertisements in print and electronic media from time to time to promote the said scheme for the welfare of the girl child in the country.

Annex.I

State wise Information of Sukanya Samriddhi Account in Banks and Post Offices
Sr. No Name of the State No of Accounts opened
upto 31.10.2016 in Banks and upto 30.09.2016 in post offices
1 ANDHRA PRADESH 5,16,637
2 ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS 1,613
3 ARUNACHAL PRADESH 8,904
4 ASSAM 1,72,237
5 BIHAR 3,56,146
6 CHANDIGARH 2,920
7 CHHATTISGARH 2,01,226
8 DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI 262
9 DAMAN & DIU 795
10 DELHI 1,65,581
11 GOA 26,269
12 GUJARAT 2,70,231
13 HARYANA 3,21,918
14 HIMACHAL PRADESH 1,48,069
15 JAMMU and KASHMIR 127774
16 JHARKHAND 478346
17 KARNATAKA 974407
18 KERALA 332971
19 Lakshdeep 26
20 MADHYA PRADESH 408037
21 MAHARASHTRA 740406
22 MANIPUR 20660
23 MEGHALAYA 5162
24 MIZORAM 3127
25 NAGALAND 4324
26 ORISSA 373829
27 PONDICHERRY 667
28 PUNJAB 256260
29 RAJASTHAN 370880
30 SIKKIM 6247
31 TAMIL NADU 1318040
32 TELANGANA 357973
33 TRIPURA 18578
34 UTTAR PRADESH 1104064
35 UTTARAKHAND 255297
36 WEST BENGAL 646202
Total 99,96,085

Note: Figures from Banks and post offices are provisional and subject to revision.

Annex.II

Number of Accounts of Sukanya Samriddhi Account in Banks
Sr. No Bank Name No of Accounts opened
upto 31.10.2016
1 Axis bank 2,074
2 Bank of Baroda 31,951
3 Bank of India 51,056
4 Canara Bank 15,746
5 Central Bank of India 12,345
6 Dena Bank 872
7 IDBI Bank 13,281
8 Indian Bank 3,415
9 Punjab National Bank 39,713
10 State Bank of India 6,13,419
11 Syndicate Bank 929
12 Union Bank 15,320
Total 8,00,121

Note: Figures from Banks are provisional and subject to revision.

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