The PFRDA's objective is to cover the maximum possible population uncovered by any pension scheme under the APY scheme so that India can move from a pension-less to a pensioned society and the citizens can live a life of dignity in their vulnerable years, the statement noted.
The State Bank of India (SBI) has 51,000 APY accounts and other prominent banks like Canara Bank has 32,306 APY accounts while Andhra Bank has 29,057 APY accounts.
In other private banks category, Karnataka Bank has 2,641 APY accounts. In Regional Rural Banks (RRB) category, Allahabad UP Gramin Bank has 28,609 APY accounts followed by Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank at 5,056 APY accounts, Baroda Uttar Pradesh Gramin Bank at 3,013 APY accounts, Kashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank at 2,847 APY accounts and Punjab Gramin Bank at 2,194 APY accounts.
The PFRDA recently organised a national-level pension mobilisation campaign "One Nation One Pension" from August 2-19.