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'Cover gap between Jan Dhan accs and RuPay cards disbursed'

16 Dec,New Delhi: Government has asked banks, which have opened 8.76 crore accounts under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana but issued only 5.78 crore RuPay debit cards so far, to bridge the gap between the two.

It has asked banks to issue pass books and RuPay debit cards to customers at the earliest to encourage and educate them about deposits and savings, an official release said today.