Post Office Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme – PDF Rulings

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G.S.R. 914(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 3A of the Government Savings
Promotion Act, 1873 (5 of 1873), the Central Government hereby makes the following Scheme, namely:-
1. Short title and commencement.-(1) This Scheme may be called the Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme, 2019.
(2) It shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
2. Definitions.-(1) In this Scheme, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) “account” means an account opened under this Scheme;
(b) “account holder” means a girl child in whose name the account is held;
(c) “Act” means the Government Savings Promotion Act, 1873 (5 of 1873);
(d) “birth certificate” means birth certificate issued by the municipal authority or any office authorised to issue birth and death certificate by the Registrar of Births and Deaths or the Indian Consulate as defined in clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Citizenship Act, 1955 (57 of 1955);
(e) “family” means a unit consisting of a person and his spouse (both or either of whom are alive or deceased) and their children, adopted or otherwise;
(f) “financial year” means the period commencing on the 1stday of April and ending on the 31stday of March of the following year;
(g) “Form” means forms appended to this Scheme;
(h) “General Rules” means the Government Savings Promotion General Rules, 2018;
(i) “maturity” means maturity of an account on completion of a period of twenty-one years from the date of its opening.

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