Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presenting Union Budget 2020-2021 in Lok Sabha.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presenting Union Budget 2020-2021 in Lok Sabha.

Deposit insurance cover increased from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh: Sitharaman

ANI | Updated: Feb 01, 2020 13:49 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 1 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that deposit insurance cover for bank deposits would be increased from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh.
"Insurance cover per depositor is Rs 1 lakh. It has been now revised to Rs 5 lakh," she said in Lok Sabha while presenting the Union Budget 2020-21.
The proposal has come in the wake of the crisis at Mumbai-based Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank. There have been demands to increase the deposit insurance cover. (ANI)

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