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SSA Clarification on gender transformation of girl child

Subject: Clarification on operation of Sukanya Samriddhi Account (SSA) in the cases of gender transformation of girl child — Reg.

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No.FS-10/17/2020-FS-Part(1) Government of India Ministry of Communications Department of Posts (F.S. Division) Dak Bhawan New Delhi — 110001 Dated: 18.09.2023

To, All Heads of Circle

Tamilnadu Circle in Lr. No. SB/100-6/2/2022 dated 19.07.2023 requested clarification on operation of SSA if gender transformation of the girl child in whose name account stands opened has happened.

2. The matter was taken up with Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance (MoF) vide this office ID note of even number dated 21.08.2023. In response, DEA, MoF in OM No. 14/1/2018-NS dated 14.09.2023 has clarified that the account shall be closed immediately and scheme interest rate shall be applicable from the date of opening of account till the medical board reconfirmed the gender and revised birth certificate was issued. Post-gender transformation, the POSA interest rate shall be applicable till the closure of account.

3. A copy of the aforementioned DEA, MoF’s OM dated 14.09.2023 is attached herewith for reference.

4. It is requested that the above guidelines may be circulated to all the offices concerned for information and guidance.

5. This is issued with the approval of Competent Authority.

Yours faithfully, Encl: As above. ne (Vijayan T C) Assistant Director (SB-I)


No. 14/1/2018-NS Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Economic Affairs (Budget Division) North Block. New Delhi

Date: 14th September.2023

OFFICE MEMORANDUM :

Subject: Clarification on operation of Sukanya Samriddhi Account (SSA) in the cases of gender transformation- Reg.


Please refer to DOP ID No. FS-10/17/2020-FS-Part(l) dated 21.08.2023 on the subject cited above. In this regard, it is communicated that clarification requested on operation of Sukanya Samriddhi Account (SSA) in the cases of gender transformation by the Department of Posts has been examined in this Department and it is decided that "the account shall be closed immediately by the operating agency and scheme interest rate shall be upplicable from the date of opening of account till the medical board reconfirmed the gender und revised birth certificate was issued. Post-gender transformation, the POSA interest rate shall be applicable till the closure of account”,

2. This has the approval of the competent authority,


(Parveen Jain)

Assistant Director (Budget)

Tele. No. 011 23095155


The Assistant Director (SB-I)

(F.S. Division)

Department of Posts

Ministry of Communications

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi- 110001



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