Woman finds Rs100 cr in SBI Jan Dhan account, writes to PMO

Shocked to find nearly Rs100 crore in her Jan Dhan account in a Meerut branch of the State Bank of India, a woman on Monday sought the intervention of the Prime Minister's Office after bank officials proved unhelpful, not attending to her complaint promptly and repeatedly asking her to come some other time.

In the complaint sent to the PMO by her husband Ziledar Singh, Sheetal Yadav said she maintained a Jan Dhan account in the Sharda Road branch of state-controlled SBI. On 18 December, she went to draw money from the ATM of ICICI bank near their house and was shocked to see that her account balance stood at Rs999,999,394.

Unable to believe her eyes, she said she asked the person standing behind her in the queue to check it and he confirmed the amount. She then went to another ATM of YES Bank nearby and found the same balance.

Thereafter, she kept visiting her bank for two days but the staff did not attend to her complaint and asked her to come after a day, when the branch manager would help her rectify the matter. When she again went to the bank, she was sent back on some other ground.

Singh, who works in a transformer manufacturing company, said his wife, working in the packaging department of a factory, draws a salary of Rs5,000 per month while he also works on a meagre salary. They were shocked when this huge amount came into her account.

Frustrated over the local bank staff's attitude, Singh said he asked an educated person to help them to send a mail to the PMO.

''We have posted a mail on 26 December to the PMO to help us in finding out from where about Rs100 crore came into the account where the maximum limit of deposit is Rs50,000,'' he said, showing the ATM slips and bank passbook to the media.

No bank employee was available for comment.