Documents required for Sukanya Samriddhi Account


Today we are providing the list of documents required for sukhanya samriddhi account yojana. The Girl Child Prosperity Scheme, popularly known as Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana was launched by Prime Minister of India in January 2015 with a clear aim of securing the future of girl children in India.  The scheme offers an excellent small saving option along with tax saving benefits for the parents and guardians of the girl child.

Sukanya Samriddhi Account offers the best interest rate of 8.6 per cent for FY 2016-17 among all other small saving schemes and has brought in lot of interest and speculations from the parents who are looking for both secure future for their daughters as well as tax savings for themselves.  With a two fold benefit and high interest rate, this scheme would certainly take over the much popular Public Provident Fund.

Documents required for Sukanya Samriddhi Account

The process of opening the Sukanya Samriddhi Account is quite simple and there are merely three documents that needs to be furnished at the time of opening of Sukanya Samriddhi Account.  The three documents required by you at the time of account opening are:

Documents required for Sukanya Samriddhi Account Yojana SSA

  • Certificate of Birth of the girl child: The certificate of birth is often provided by the hospitals where the girl child is born.  In other situations, even a certificate issued by government officials related to domicile would also be considered to be valid for opening of the account. Please read this article for alternative to birth certificate.
  • Address Proof of the parents or legal guardian of the girl child: The address proof document could be anything among Passport, Driving License, Electricity or Telephone Bill, Election ID Card, Ration Card or any other address proof issued by the Government of India.
  • Identity Proof of the parents or legal guardian of the girl child: Likewise, passport, PAN Card, Matriculation Certificate, Election ID Card or any other certificate issued by Government of India validating the identity of the concerned person would be valid as an identity proof for opening the account.

The Sukanya Samriddhi account could be opened in any of the post offices and 28 authorized banks by Reserve Bank of India by furnishing these details along with a deposit of Rs 1,000 by the parent or guardian of the girl child.  The girl child is not required to be present at bank or post offices at the time of opening of the account. Do comment in case bank or post office ask for any other document so that we can make aware of the same to all other readers. Please note sharing will help us all to make India a better country.

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  12 Responses to “Documents required for Sukanya Samriddhi Account”

  1. Bank want girl adhar card…Please suggest me if sbi can open sukanya account without adhar card.

    • yes account can be opened without aadhar.

      • But the bank is asking for aadhar of my 4 months old daughter. At first they weren’t bothered about aadhar, but now the bank said that account can’t be open without aadhar. it was today, the 11th May’2018. Pliz do suggest.

  2. I went to sbi to open my 1 month old daughter account, but they refuse to open as they were asking for aadhar card of baby. Is that compulsary to provide aadhar card of baby to open this account as per govt. norms?

  3. Bank and post office want a baby girl aadhar card otherwise they refuse to open a sukanya samriddhi account yojana what can i do it tell me .

  4. Bank of baroda not open account without aadhar card aadhar card kya jaruri hai

  5. I also face same problem at SBI Bank they refuse to open ssy without aadhara of my doughter,. Can I raise voice against the bank authority .

  6. Yes the banks are asking for adhar card.
    While applying for baby’s aadhar card, please make sure that the guardian name(applicant) should be mention for whom you want to apply for tax benifits .
    For eg
    If the guardian is father then on Adhar card father name should be mention.
    Divya D/o Mr Ravi

  7. the same situation with me .Tomorrow i went to open S SY Account ,but the S B I BHEL SECTOR 5 RANIPUR HARIDWAR( SBIN 0000586)refuse by the reson of AADHAR for 4 months baby .
    pls suggese me

  8. I also face same problem at HDFC bank. They want aadhar card of my daughter otherwise they refuse to open SSYA.

  9. Its already mentioned here no aadhar is required but SBI manager said that we can not open account without baby aadhar Number. Their system will open after inserting aadhar number. Is it true ?? Why SBI bank are asking for this and I applied three month back for aadhar for my baby daughter and still its under progress.

    I consulted aadhar customer support and they gave me complain request id and said, it will process faster now. But still no hope (its been more than 3 month now).

    I reapplied for aadhar and again one month is in progress. First making aadhar card is taking so much time and without reason SBI or Post office is asking for aadhar for opening account.

    Really its shame and creating problem for customer. Process should be faster and easy for utilizing this Yojana else its totally useless 🙁 . I m posting this so that people can read and take action on prior as I know system will take so long to work as we think 🙁


  10. very funny. SBI sangvi Pune is asking about PAN card of my 11months daughter.

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