On October 22, 2020 Karnataka Cabinet presided by Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, approved to implement a redesigned Bhagyalakshmi scheme under the Sukanya Samriddhi Account scheme of India Post, instead of the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India from 2020-21. The decision was made as the interest rate offered by the LIC was less.
- Under the scheme, India post provides an interest rate of 7.6% on deposits.
- Annually, the public can make a minimum investment of Rs 250 and maximum of Rs 1.5 lakh.
About Bhagyalakshmi scheme
Launch & Aim
It was launched during 2006-07 to improve the sex ratio by providing incentives to BPL(Below Poverty Line) families with girl children. It aims to elevate the status of a girl child in the family and society.
The financial assistance for the girl is provided through her mother/father or natural guardian subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions.
As per the modified scheme, an amount of Rs 19,300 for the first child and Rs.18,350 for the second child will be deposited with the partner financial institution. Earlier the amount was Rs 10,000.
i.When the girl attains the age of 18, the first beneficiary in the family will get Rs.1,00,097/- and the second beneficiary will get Rs.1,00,052/- as maturity amount.
ii.Earlier when the girl attains the age of 18 years, an amount of Rs.34,751(the maturity amount together with the accrued interest) and if the second child in the same family in enrolled under the scheme, an amount of Rs. 40,918 will be paid to the beneficiary.
Eligibility to enroll
i.Children upto 2 years of age are eligible to enrol under the scheme upon producing a birth certificate.
ii.The benefits are restricted to 2 girl children in a BPL family.
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