Dr Vivek Joshi, Secretary, Department of Financial Services (DFS), Ministry of Finance, chaired a review meeting yesterday with heads of Public Sector Banks (PSBs). The review meeting was also attended by Chairman NABARD.
During the meeting, the progress under various social security (Jan Suraksha) schemes including Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY), Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY), Atal Pension Yojana (APY), Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY), and Stand Up India. Dr Joshi urged the PSBs to achieve the targets allocated to them under the various schemes for financial inclusion for the current financial year at the earliest.
During the meeting, Dr Joshi also discussed with banks with a special focus on the progress under the ongoing Jan Suraksha campaign of PMJJBY & PMSBY schemes in all the Gram Panchayats of the country being held from 01.04.2023 to 31.07.2023. Further, Dr Joshi impressed upon heads of the banks to regularly review the progress & ensure the achievement of targets of the saturation campaign.
The issues related to digital transactions were discussed in the meeting with a special focus on the promotion of digital payments. Aspirational Blocks Programme (ABP) was also discussed.
The status of the decisions of the consultative committee meeting with regard to holding of special District Level Review Committee (DLRC) to prepare a roadmap to cover the unbanked adults and credit outreach campaign in credit deficient districts were also reviewed in the meeting.
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