23 Jan, New Delhi,
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated all bankers on the success of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana.
In an email to them, Modi said, the target set for opening bank accounts has surpassed well ahead of the target date of 26th of January this year.
He said, by opening 11.5 crore new accounts in a very short span, the country achieved a coverage of 99.74 per cent of all households in the country.
The Prime Minister said there is need to redouble efforts on financial literacy and linking of Aadhaar needs to improve further.
Modi also said, Banks need to be enabled to carry out RuPay card and Aadhaar enabled transactions in villages itself.
He asked the bankers to work to ensure that each account holder enrolls for Aadhaar and seeds it in the bank account.
The Prime Minister said, most development activities were hindered by the single disability of not having bank accounts and now country can overcome this disability.