Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna and LIC Kanyadan Policy are schemes launched to provide relief to parents bearing girl child. The motive of these schemes is to serve the wishes of parents who want to save money for the higher education and marriage of their girl child through small savings.
It is beneficial for both people with low income and high income. The two noticeable things about the schemes are that:
The central Government for the bright future of the daughters launched Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna. It is a small savings scheme under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme. It offers the best interest rate on small savings scheme.
1. The account can be closed showing the death certificate and the amount deposited can be given to the guardian along with interest.
2. The account can be closed in 5 years in case of a life-threatening disease.
LIC Kanyadan policy is another version of the Jeevan Lakshya Plan. The insurance agents have invented this name to sell the policy by the name of LIC Kanyadan Policy.
LIC Kanyadan Planis a plan that is beneficial for the future of a girl child. It is a saving scheme that helps a father deposit money at a low premium for education and marriage of the girl child. All the account activity is functioned by the father. In this, the girl child does not have access to the account. The plan provides the father's post-death benefits to the daughter. It helps the family and especially the girl child in hard times.
|Criteria||Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna||LIC Kanyadan Policy|
|Age Eligibility||The scheme can be bought after the birth of a girl child under her name and before she is 10 years old.||
Father - 18 Years - 50 Years
Daughter - At least 1 Year
|Nationality Eligibility||Only for Indian Citizens||Outsiders can also buy.|
|Account Holder||The girl child is the holder of the savings scheme account until her marriage.||Father of girl child|
|Sum Assured Limit||Limited as per premium paid.||
Minimum- 1 Lakh
Maximum - No limit.
|Premium Limit||1.5 Lakhs in one financial year.||No limit|
|Account Maturity Tenure||A girl child can operate the account until the age of 21 or until she is married after 18 years of age.||13 Years - 25 Years|
|Premium Payment Term||It is to be paid every financial year and not more than 1.5 Lakhs.||3 years less than the policy term.|
|Loan Facility||No loan can be availed over the scheme.||If the account holder pays a premium for 3 consecutive years and the account is active then a loan can be availed.|
|Type of Scheme||It is a pure savings scheme launched for the girl children's education and marriage purpose.||It has a mixed feature of the Jeevan Lakshya Policy.|
|In Case Of Death||In case the girl child's (Account holder) death, the sum amount is paid to the parents at a normal interest.||In the case of the death of the father, the premium is waived off.|
|Compensation Offered By Scheme ( If the Account Holder Dies)||No such amount is paid.||
Accidental demise - Immediate payment of 10 Lakhs
Natural demise - Immediate payment of 5 Lakhs
Suicide within 12 months from initiation of policy - 80% of the premiums are paid by the corporation except for the surrender value and the tax amount.
Schemes like Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna and LIC Kanyadan Yojna have brought great help to the Indian parents. Birth of a girl brings responsibilities along with happiness. The benefits provided by both the schemes have been mentioned in a crystal clear way.
Written By : Naval Goel
Last Updated : September, 2019
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