Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) – Definition, Eligibility and Benefits of PMJJBY Scheme

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Overview on PMJJBY

Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana was launched under the Government of India on 9th May 2015 in Kolkata by Indian Prime Minister, Narender Modi. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley first introduced the PMJJBY as a term life insurance scheme in the 2015 budget sheet. Life Insurance Corporation of India is responsible for the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana. 

Highlights of The PMJJBY Scheme are Listed Below:

Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana
Date of Launching9th May 2015
Launched byPM Narendra Modi
Government MinistryMinistry of Finance

Pradhan Mantri Bima Yojana is applicable to the people in the age-group of 18 to 50 years having a bank account with consent to join/enable auto-debit. Here Aadhar card details act as a primary KYC for Bank account. The individual enrolled in the scheme will be given a life cover of Rs. 2 Lakhs which will be for a period of one year stretch starting from 1st June till 31st May of Next Year. The scheme is subjected to renew every year. In case of the death of the insured, a risk coverage of Rs. 2 Lakh is provided.  The premium amount of the scheme is Rs. 330 per annum which will be deducted automatically from the bank account of the individual as per the mode of payment selected. The amount is deducted before 31st May of every annum. The scheme is only offered by the Life Insurance Corporation if any other insurance company wants to offer the scheme, has to take proper approval from the LIC company. The company has to do a tie-up with the LIC.

Eligibility for  PMJJBY Policy

The main purpose of launching Pradhan Mantri Bima Yojana was to provide life cover insurance to the poor & low-income section of the society. Anyone in the age group of 18-50 years can avail the benefits of this scheme. The people enrolling for the scheme must have a bank account to be eligible for the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Bima Yojana. Anyone joining the scheme before the age of 50 years will get a life cover security up to the age of 55 years. Important to note here is that the premiums must be paid on time every year. Along with this, it is mandatory for the person to link the Adhaar card to their bank account to avail of the scheme.

Dedicated Toll-free no. for Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) customers and other Financial Inclusion schemes.1800 102 77 88 (06.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. IST)

Benefits of The PMJJBY Scheme

For the benefit of the poor and low-income society, PM Narender Modi launched three special schemes namely Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Bima Yojana & the Atal pension Yojana. The Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Yojana was launched by the Indian Government for the benefit of the economically weaker section of the society. A maximum amount of Rs. 2 Lakh has been assured as the life cover benefit of this scheme.

PM Jeevan Jyoti Yojana benefits are listed below. Let’s discuss them in detail:

  • In case of death of the insured person due to any reason, the beneficiary is provided with a death benefit. This also includes the death coverage of Rs. 2 Lakh.
  • The scheme is applicable till the age of 55, therefor the scheme doesn’t offer any maturity time or period.  
  • The scheme provides risk coverage for 1 year which can be auto-renewed yearly. The insurance holder can change the duration of the scheme through the option of auto-debit with the linked bank account.
  • The premium paid towards the scheme is also liable for tax deduction under section 80C.
  • Starting from 1 June to 31st May, the scheme provides a life cover of Rs. 2 Lakhs for 1 year which is renewable every year.
  • Rs. 330 is auto-deducted from the account before 31st May of every annual year for renewal of the scheme. 


Q.1 What is the nature of the scheme?
Ans.The scheme is a one-year cover term Life Insurance scheme providing death insurance cover due to any reason. 

 Q.2 What would the benefits of the scheme?
Ans. Rs. 2 Lakh will be payable to the nominee on the death of the insurance holder.

Q.3 What is the premium amount payable?
Ans. The premium amount is Rs. 330 per year

Q.4 How will I pay the premium?
Ans. The premium will be debited from the account of the insurance holder with auto-debit option. The insurance holder needs to give the consent for auto-deduction. 

Q.5 What is the enrollment period?
Ans. Initially, the scheme is on yearly basis starting from 1 June to 31st May of next year. The insurance holder has to provide consent for auto-debit on every successive year fro renewal of the scheme.

Q.6 Can Individuals re-join the scheme, if he leaves it?
Ans. Individuals who once exit from the screen can rejoin the scheme at any point of time. Although the benefits of death cover due to any reason shall not be given during the first 45 days of enrollment in the scheme. 

Q.7 Who would be the master policyholder for the scheme?
Ans. The participating bank will be the Master Policy Holder in this scheme. LIC will be responsible for the claim settlement process in consultation with the participating bank.

Q.8 Will this scheme cover be in addition to any other insurance cover of the subscriber?
Ans. Yes 

Q.9 Which bank accounts are eligible under PMJJBY?
Ans. All bank account holders excluding institutional account holder are eligible to enrol for the scheme. 

Q.10 What are all the reasons for death that are covered under this scheme? 
Ans. Any death reason, like health issues, injuries, accidents, natural calamities such as earthquake, flood etc. Murder/ suicide is also covered.


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