Documents required for Sukanya Samriddhi Account

Today we are providing the list of documents required for sukhanya samriddhi account yojana. The Girl Child Prosperity Scheme, popularly known as Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana was launched by Prime Minister of India in January 2015 with a clear aim of securing the future of girl children in India.  The scheme offers an excellent small saving option along with tax saving benefits for the parents and guardians of the girl child.

Sukanya Samriddhi Account offers the best interest rate of 8.6 per cent for FY 2016-17 among all other small saving schemes and has brought in lot of interest and speculations from the parents who are looking for both secure future for their daughters as well as tax savings for themselves.  With a two fold benefit and high interest rate, this scheme would certainly take over the much popular Public Provident Fund.

Documents required for Sukanya Samriddhi Account

The process of opening the Sukanya Samriddhi Account is quite simple and there are merely three documents that needs to be furnished at the time of opening of Sukanya Samriddhi Account.  The three documents required by you at the time of account opening are:

Documents required for Sukanya Samriddhi Account Yojana SSA

  • Certificate of Birth of the girl child: The certificate of birth is often provided by the hospitals where the girl child is born.  In other situations, even a certificate issued by government officials related to domicile would also be considered to be valid for opening of the account. Please read this article for alternative to birth certificate.
  • Address Proof of the parents or legal guardian of the girl child: The address proof document could be anything among Passport, Driving License, Electricity or Telephone Bill, Election ID Card, Ration Card or any other address proof issued by the Government of India.
  • Identity Proof of the parents or legal guardian of the girl child: Likewise, passport, PAN Card, Matriculation Certificate, Election ID Card or any other certificate issued by Government of India validating the identity of the concerned person would be valid as an identity proof for opening the account.

The Sukanya Samriddhi account could be opened in any of the post offices and 28 authorized banks by Reserve Bank of India by furnishing these details along with a deposit of Rs 1,000 by the parent or guardian of the girl child.  The girl child is not required to be present at bank or post offices at the time of opening of the account. Do comment in case bank or post office ask for any other document so that we can make aware of the same to all other readers. Please note sharing will help us all to make India a better country.

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