The Ministry of Rural Development has started the process of crediting Rs 500 to Jan Dhan accounts held by women.
This is being done under the PM Garib Kalyan package that was intended to help the poor who suffered a loss of income during the Corona pandemic.
Under the scheme, announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on March 26, the women will receive Rs 500 for three months starting April.
All banks have been told to stagger the arrival of beneficiary account-holders, coming to withdraw their money, at bank branches, Banking Correspondents or ATMs to ensure compliance with social distancing norms.
A disbursal schedule has been drawn up based on the last digit of the account number of individual beneficiaries.
A/C numbers ending Date allowed for withdrawal
0 or 1 3.4.2020
2 or 3 4.4.2020
4 or 5 7.4.2020
6 or 7 8.4.2020
8 or 9 9.4.2020
Respective banks will inform the beneficiaries about the schedule through SMS. After April 9, the beneficiaries may go to the bank branch or Banking Correspondent on any date during normal banking hours.