Looking for Birth Certificate alternative document for Sukanya Samriddhi Account? Birth certificate is one of the major documents required for opening Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana Account in post office or in any bank.
Because a birth certificate will have the name of the girl child and as we are mostly targeting the new born child there will be zero chance to have some other identity proof.
For a new born kid, a birth certificate is the only proof of her or his identity. But in many cases in our country birth certificate may not be issued, mainly in rural areas. Or you can say people are not much aware to ask for that in a proper format.
In such a case how to apply for Sukanya Samriddhi Account? Govt. has provided some birth certificate alternatives for SSA for such cases where people can not submit birth certificate document for the girl child.
Sukanya Samriddhi Account Birth Certificate Alternative
I have already shared an article regarding documents required to open Sukanya Samriddhi Account in post office. In fact you can check out the experience of how to open Sukanya Samriddhi Account in post office shared by a reader also.
Now if someone does not have birth certificate for the girl child, then they can produce any of the below documents:
- Certificate of Date of Birth from the School Headmaster
- Certificate of Date of Birth from the Hospital where the Girl Child was born
- Aadhaar Card of the Girl child
- Passport of the Girl Child
So from the above documents you can understand that you need to provide a document where your girl child’s name is there and that document should be approved by an authorized body of that area.
I believe you can further inquiry in your local post office for any other birth certificate alternatives for SSA. May be a declaration in a white paper approved by a gazetted officer or something like this.
As Sukanya Yojana is comparatively a new scheme, there will be many loop-holes or drawbacks while opening the account. It will take time to cover all those gaps and provide solution for many such cases.
The best way to get your queries answered is by asking your nearest post office officials or the authorised bank branches, as they are getting some training or may get in future regarding this scheme. Please feel free to share your comments if you have any query regarding Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana alternative document for Birth Certificate.