A new PM Mahila Samman Bachat Patra Yojana (प्रधान मंत्री महिला सम्मान बचत पत्र योजना) has been announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on 1 February 2023. While presenting the Union Budget 2023-24, she mentioned that central government will start Post Office Mahila Samman Savings Certificate scheme for women and girls. Read this article till the end to know complete details of Pradhan Mantri Mahila Samman Saving Certificate Scheme.
What is PM Mahila Samman Bachat Patra Yojana 2023
While presenting the Union Budget 2023-24, FM Nirmala Sitharaman said “For commemorating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, a one-time new small savings scheme, Mahila Samman Savings Certificate (प्रधानमंत्री महिला सम्मान बचत पत्र योजना), will be made available for a two-year period up to March 2025. This will offer deposit facility upto 2 lakh in the name of women or girls for a tenor of 2 years at fixed interest rate of 7.5 per cent with partial withdrawal option”.
Overview of Mahila Samman Saving Certificate Scheme
|Name of Scheme||Mahila Samman Savings Certificate Scheme or Mahila Samman Bachat Patra Yojana|
|in Hindi||पीएम महिला सम्मान बचत पत्र योजना|
|Announced by||Finance Minister of India, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman|
|Date of Announcement||1 February 2023 (while presenting Union Budget 2023-24)|
|Beneficiaries||Women or girls|
|Duration of Scheme||2 Years i.e upto March 2025|
|Deposit Amount||Max. Rs. 2 lakh|
|Maturity||2 Years from date of opening of Mahila Samman yojana account|
|Rate of Interest||7.5% (interest rate is fixed)|
How to Apply Online for PM Mahila Samman Savings Certificate Scheme
Just like other post office schemes, the central govt. will invite online application forms for opening of accounts under PM Mahila Samman Yojana. As the Post Office Mahila Samman Savings Certificate scheme has just been announced, so there is no concrete information regarding apply online process. It is expected that the PO Mahila Samman Yojana online registration form would be invited at https://www.indiapost.gov.in/vas/Pages/IndiaPostHome.aspx. As soon as the apply online process starts, we will update it here.
List of Documents Required for PM Mahila Samman Bachat Patra Yojana
- Aadhar Card
- Income Certificate
- Active mobile number
- 2 passport size photograph
- Post office account passbook
Rest information can be checked in Budget Speech 2023-24 at https://www.indiabudget.gov.in/