The objective of the scheme is to provide an overdraft facility to Government Employees, Employees of Public Sector undertakings and Aided Schools/Colleges up to a sum of Rs.50,000/- on the basis of their own salary certificate. In case of employed couples coming under above category, overdraft upto Rs.5,00,000/- can be availed.
The loanee shall open a Sugama (savings) Account with any of the Branches of his/her choice. He/She can deposit and withdraw any amount as in the case of normal Sugama Account. Whenever the account is overdrawn, interest will be charged @ 13.00%, only for the specific number of days and amount overdrawn. If the account shows a credit balance, the account holder is eligible for normal Sugama interest @ 5.5% on the basis of monthly minimum balance. The period of this overdraft facility is 36 months. It can be renewed subject to conditions.
With this scheme, the employees coming under the above category will be benefitted to meet any financial exigency at a low cost. Since the loanee has the option to withdraw the amount as per his/her requirement and as the interest is charged only to that extent, the loanee can save the cost of interest as far as possible.