new Delhi: Recently some media reports have claimed that Rs 100 will be charged for every cash withdrawal from Jan Dhan accounts. It has been made clear from the government that this news is completely baseless. No instructions have been issued to impose charge on Jan Dhan Accounts. A media report has claimed that Rs 100 will be charged for every cash withdrawal from Jan Dhan accounts. In the fact check done by PIB, it has been told that no charge will be taken for free banking services of Jan Dhan accounts. RBI guidelines are strictly followed in this context.
The above claims of Rs 100 charge on withdrawals from Jan Dhan accounts are false. The public did not get caught in his deception. Jan Dhan accounts are free banking services and no fee is charged for using them. Fact Check: China is sending special firecrackers and decorative lights to spread asthma and eye diseases in India? Learn the truth of WhatsApp viral message from PIB.
Apart from this, a media report claimed that some big public sector banks have decided to increase their charges for cash deposits and cash withdrawals in savings accounts. PIB Fact Check denied this, saying, “This claim is false. The said banks have not taken any decision to increase the cash deposit and cash withdrawal charges in savings accounts.”
Explanation given by the Central Government:
No service charge is applicable on the 60.04 crore Basic Savings Bank Deposit accounts, including 41.13 crore Jan Dhan accounts opened by the poor and unbanked segments of society, for the free services prescribed by RBI. https://t.co/sa3fPvPt7J
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Another media report claimed that Bank of Baroda has increased its charges for cash deposits and cash withdrawals in savings accounts. PIB Fact Check denied this, saying, “This claim is false. Bank of Baroda has informed that the cash deposits and cash withdrawal charges have not been increased in savings accounts.”
The Finance Ministry has also said that there are reports in the media that some public sector banks are increasing service charges. The ministry has said that no increase in duties has been made. The Akashvani news quoted the central government as saying that the bank’s six crore savings accounts, including Jan Dhan accounts, do not incur any service charges.