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All you need to know About Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti bima Yojana

Details of the Bima Yojana

The scheme will be one year cover; however it can be renewed from year to year. It is basically an insurance scheme that offers insurance cover for death due to any reason. The scheme would be extended through LIC and other Life Insurance Companies. Insurance companies offering the scheme need to take necessary approvals and to have tie ups with banks for this purpose. Participating banks can engage any such life insurance company for implementing the scheme for their subscribers.

Scope of coverage

A person having saving bank account in participating bank and fall in the age group of 18 to 50 years will be entitled to join. If an individual holds multiple saving bank accounts in one or different banks, the person would be eligible to join the bima yojana through one savings bank account only. Aadhar would be the primary KYC for the bank account.

Enrollment period

Initially on launch for the cover period 1st June 2015 to 31st May 2016, subscribers will be required to give their auto-debit consent and enroll by 31st May 2015. Last date for enrollment for prospective cover will be 31st August 2015, which may be extended by government of India for another three months, i.e. up to 30th of November, 2015.

Enrollment Modality

The cover will be for one year period stretching from 1st June to 31st May. Subscribers will be required to join/pay by auto-debit from the designated savings bank account by 31st May of every year, with the exception as above for the initial year.In case of delayed enrollment, payment of full annual premium for prospective cover along with a self-certificate of good health needs to be submitted by a subscriber.If an individual opt to exit the scheme will have the option to rejoin the scheme in the future years by submitting a declaration of good health in the prescribed Performa.

In future years, new entrants into the eligible category or currently eligible individuals who did not join earlier or discounted their subscription will be able to join while the scheme is continuing, subject to submission of self- certificate of good health.


In case of a member’s death due to any reason, Rs. 2 lakhs will be payable.


Premium amount is Rs. 330/- per annum per member. Through ‘auto debit’ facility the premium will be deducted from the account holder’s saving bank account in one installment, as per the option given, on or before 31st May of each annual coverage period under the scheme. Delayed enrollment for prospective cover after 31st May will be possible with submission of a self-certificate of good health and full payment of annual premium. Efforts will be made that there is no upward revision of premium in the first three years provided that no unforeseen adverse outcomes of extreme nature spring up.

Eligibility Conditions

    • A person aged between 18 years (completed) and 50 years (age nearer birthday) having saving bank account in the participating banks and have given their consent to join/ enable auto-debit , as per the above modality, will be enrolled into the scheme.
    • Individuals who join after the initial enrollment period will be required to give a self-certification of good health and that he/she does not suffer from any of the critical illness as mentioned in the critical illnesses as mentioned in the applicable Consent cum Declaration form.

Master Policy Holder

Participating banks will be the Master policy holders. LIC/other insurance company in consultation with the participating banks will finalize a simple and subscriber friendly administration & claim settlement process.

Termination of assurance

In the face of any of the following events, the assurance on the life of the member shall stay terminated and no benefit will become payable:

  • Insufficiency of balance to keep the insurance in force or closure of account with the Bank.
  • On attaining the age 55 years (age near birth day) subject to annual renewal up to that date (entry, however, will not be possible beyond the age of 50 years)
  • In case a PERSON is covered under bima yojana with LIC of India/ other company through more than one account and the premium is received by LIC/other company inadvertently, insurance cover will be restricted to Rs. 2 Lakh and the premium shall be liable to be forfeited.
  • Due to any technical reasons like due to any administrative issues or insufficient balance if the insurance cover is ceased, the same can be reinstated on receipt of full annual premium and a satisfactory statement of good health.
  • In case of regular enrolment on or before 30th of June every year, participating banks shall remit the premium to insurance companies and in other cases in the same month when received.


LIC P&GS Units/other insurance company setups will administer the scheme. The data proforma and the data flow process will be informed separately.

To recover the appropriate annul premium in one installment will be the responsibility of the participating bank

For auto-debit every year, members can also give one-time mandate, till the scheme is in force.

Such kinds of schemes restore faith in good governance and help people soar their living standards. Government should launch more such schemes in order to boost the morale of the people.Especially people belonging to lower echelon of society is availed much through these schemes.

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