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HDFC Bank Defence Salary Account

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  • Instant money transfer
  • 24x7 ATM withdrawals
  • Attractive rate of interest

Catering specifically to defence personnel in the country, HDFC Bank has rolled out the Defence Salary Account. The HDFC Bank Defence Salary Account is a zero-balance savings account that comes with the benefit of a free Personal Accidental Death cover upto Rs.5 lakh and an Air Accidental Cover upto Rs.25 Lakh. Customers can also choose to open a Salary Family account which comes with the zero-balance facility as well. On opening the account, customers are granted a free Titanium debit card.

Features and Benefits of HDFC Bank Defence Salary Account

  • For the HDFC Bank Defence Salary Account, there is no requirement for a minimum balance as a it is a zero-balance account.
  • All account holders are eligible for the free Personal Accident Cover of Rs.5 lakh.
  • They are also eligible for the Air Accidental Death Cover of Rs.25 lakh.
  • On opening the account, customers are granted a Titanium debit card. The debit card comes with the below listed benefits:
    • Free Personal Accidental Death Cover up to Rs.10 lakh.
    • With the debit card, customers are assured a Base Personal Accidental Death Cover when travelling by rail, road, air, etc.
    • Enhanced cash withdrawal limit of Rs.1 lakh per day.
    • The daily shopping limit at retail or online merchant establishments is Rs.2.75 lakh.
    • If the customer uses his/her debit card to purchase the air ticket, he/she is eligible to a flat International Air Accident Cover up to Rs.1 crore.
  • Customers can also avail a free add-on International debit card.
  • This salary account also comes with free ATM debit card for personnel below Officer rank (PBORs).
  • HDFC Bank Defence Salary Account holders can also open a zero-balance Salary Family Account. The benefits of this account are listed below:
    • Enhanced ATM withdrawal limit of Rs.1 lakh per day with the Times Points debit card.
    • Enhanced transaction limit at online or retail merchant establishments upto Rs.2.75 lakh with the Times Points debit card.
    • Free Times points on opening the account.
    • Free Personal Accidental Death Cover up to Rs.1 lakh.
    • Additional International Death Cover up to Rs.5 lakh.
  • Customers can avail a variety of loan products at the best possible interest rates through the HDFC Bank Defence Salary Account.
  • Those holding this salary account can make fund transfers through the NEFT and RTGS facilities.
  • Customers will receive an InstaAlert of the transaction details and the balance in the account as soon as he/she makes either a transaction or a withdrawal.
  • The HDFC Bank Defence Salary Account comes with the benefits of free monthly account statements, e-mail statements, and passbook facilities, etc.
  • This salary account comes with the convenience of phone banking, mobile banking and net banking facilities.
  • Customers can also avail the benefit of free Demand Drafts at any HDFC Bank branch across the country.

Eligibility for HDFC Bank Defence Salary Account Insurance Coverage

For customers to be eligible for the Free Personal Accidental Death Cover and the Free Air Accidental Death Cover that comes with the HDFC Bank Defence Salary Account, customers need to meet certain criteria.

  • Eligibility for Air Accidental Death Cover:
    • To be eligible, the customer should hold the HDFC Bank Defence Salary Account and should have received the salary in the month of death or the month prior to the occurrence of death.
    • The cause of death should be a result of bodily injury.
    • Death should have occurred within a year from the event.
    • The account holder should have been less than 70 years of age at the time of death.
    • The demised customer should have made at least one transaction or purchase 6 months prior to the occurrence of death.
    • The air ticket should have been purchased using the HDFC Bank debit card.
    • This insurance cover is only limited to the primary account holder and not his/her nominee[s].
  • Eligibility for Personal Accidental Death Cover
    • On the day of death, the customer should have been less than 70 years of age.
    • Death should have occurred within 12 months from the event.
    • Should have held the HDFC Bank Defence Salary Account and should have received the salary in the month of death or the month prior to the occurrence of death.
    • The account holder should have made at least one transaction or purchase within 6 months prior to the occurrence.
    • Death should have occurred as a result of bodily injury.
    • The Personal Accidental Death Cover is limited to the primary account holder and not his/her nominee[s].
    • In case of death resulting from an air accident, the primary account holder should have purchased the air ticket using the HDFC Bank debit card.

Documents Required for HDFC Bank Defence Salary Account

Along with the account opening form, the customer is required to submit any of the below listed Government approved KYC documents as identity and address proof.

  • Address Proof - Passport, Rent Agreement, any government approved document containing the address, Driver’s license, etc.
  • Identity proof - Passport, PAN card, Voter’s ID, Driver’s license.

HDFC Bank Defence Salary Account Fees and Charges

Listed below are the fees and charges for the HDFC Bank Defence Salary Account:

Particulars Charges
Visa Money Transfer Rs.5 (plus GST as applicable) per transaction
Unarranged overdraft Rs.100 per transaction + 18% Interest p.a
TIN Regeneration (requests received at the branch for physical dispatch) Rs.50 per instance
Third party Cash transaction (Cumulative of Deposit and Withdrawal) Up to a limit of Rs.25,000 per day - Rs.150/- (plus GST as applicable) Above Rs.25,000/- not allowed
TDS Certificate Free
Stop Payment Charges Particular cheque - Rs.100 Range of cheques - Rs.200 Free through NetBanking
Standing Instructions Setting up charges - Free Rs.25 per transaction as well as remittance charge
Signature Attestation Free
RTGS - Outward Above Rs.2 lakhs to Rs.5 Lakhs - Rs. 25 (plus GST as applicable) per transaction Above Rs.5 Lakhs - Rs.50 (plus GST as applicable) per transaction
RTGS - Inward Free
PIN regeneration charge Rs.50 (plus GST as applicable)
Photo Attestation Rs.100 per instance NIL (For Senior Citizens)
Phone banking Free
Passbook issuance Free
PAP Cheque book usage charges Nil
PAP Cheque book Free first 25 cheque leaves per half year (Financial year) Additional chequebook of 25 leaves will be charged at Rs.75 per chequebook
Old records/copy of paid cheques Up to 1 year - Rs.50 per record Above 1 year - Rs.100 per record
Number of Cash transactions (Both of Deposit and Withdrawal) 4 free cash transactions per month 5th transaction onwards - Rs.150 per transaction (plus GST as applicable) will be charged
Netbanking Free
NEFT Charges- outward Up to Rs.10,000 - Rs.2.5 (Plus GST as applicable) per transaction Amounts from Rs.10,001 to Rs.1 lakh - Rs.5 (Plus GST as applicable) per transaction Amounts above Rs.1 lakh up to Rs.2 lakh - Rs.15 (Plus GST as applicable) per transaction Amounts above Rs.2 lakh – Rs.25 (Plus GST as applicable) per transaction
NEFT Charges for Indo Nepal transactions Customers having NSBL*Account - Rs.20 Customers having non-NSBL* Account: Upto Rs.5,000 - Rs.70 Above Rs.5,000 - Rs.95 * Nepal State Bank Ltd
NEFT Charges - Inward Free
Mobilebanking Free
Minimum Balance (Average Monthly Balance) Zero
Managers Cheques / Demand Drafts at HDFC Bank branches Free upto Rs.25,000 Above Rs.25,000 - Rs.5 per Rs.1,000 - subject to a min. of Rs.75 and max. Rs. 10,000) Via Netbanking: Upto Rs.10 Lakh - Rs.50+ Bank charges Third party DD upto Rs.1 crore - Rs.50+ Bank charges
Local Cheque deposited for outstation accounts Free
IPIN Regeneration (requests received at the branch for physical dispatch) Rs.100 per instance
Interest Certificate Rs.50
InstaPay Rs.10
IMPS (Immediate Payment Service) – Outward Amount up to Rs.1 lakh - Rs.5 (Plus GST as applicable) per transaction Amount above Rs. 1 lakh up to Rs.2 lakhs - Rs.15 (Plus GST as applicable) per transaction
IMPS (Immediate Payment Service) - Inward Free
Hold Statement Rs.400 per year
ECS/ACH (Debit) Return Charges Rs.350 in a quarter Rs.750 would be charged from the second instance onwards in the same quarter.
Duplicate passbook issuance Rs.100
Demand Drafts- Issued - On Non HDFC Bank Locations Upto Rs.500 - Rs.10 Above Rs.500 to Rs.1,000 - Rs.15 Above Rs.1,000 to Rs.5,000 - Rs.25 Above Rs.5,000 to Rs.10,000 - Rs.30 Above Rs.10,000 - Rs.5 per Rs.1,000
Decline charge for insufficient balance Rs.25 per transaction (Plus GST as applicable)
Debit Card transaction charge - at Non HDFC Bank International ATMs Rs.25 per balance enquiry and Rs.125 per cash withdrawal (plus GST as applicable)
Debit Card - Replacement Charges/Re issuance charges At HDFC Bank ATMs - First 5 transactions free across all Cities At non-HDFC Bank branches - In Top 6 cities: First 3 transactions free Non Top 6 cities : First 5 transactions free Transactions over and above free limit will be charges as under: Cash withdrawal - Rs.20 plus GST as applicable per transaction Non-Financial Transaction - Rs.8.5 (plus GST as applicable per transaction)
Debit Card - Renewal Fee - Women's Card Free
Debit Card - Renewal Fee - Titanium Royale Free
Debit Card - Renewal Fee - Titanium Rs.400 per year (Plus GST as applicable)
Debit Card - Renewal Fee - Times Points Rs.650 per year (Plus GST as applicable)
Debit Card - Renewal Fee - Regular/Rewards Free
Debit Card - Renewal Fee - Gold/Platinum Rs.750 per year (Plus GST as applicable)
Debit Card - Annual Fee - Women's Card Free
Debit Card - Annual Fee - Titanium Royale Rs.400 per year (Plus GST as applicable)
Debit Card - Annual Fee - Titanium Free
Debit Card - Annual Fee - Times Points Rs.650 per year (Plus GST as applicable)
Debit Card - Annual Fee - Regular/ Rewards Free
Debit Card - Annual Fee - Gold/Platinum Rs.750 per year (plus GST as applicable)
Collection of outstation cheques at HDFC Bank locations Up to Rs.5,000 - Rs.25, Rs.20 for rural branches Rs.5,001 to Rs.10,000 - Rs.50, Rs.40 for rural branches Rs.10,001 to Rs.1 lakh - Rs.100 Rs.1,00,001 and above - Rs.150
Collection of outstation cheques - other locations Up to Rs.5,000 - Rs.25, Rs.20 for rural branches Rs.5,001 to Rs.10,000 - Rs.50, Rs.40 for rural branches Rs.10,001 to Rs.1 lakh - Rs.100 Rs.1,00,001 and above - Rs.150
Cheques deposited returned unpaid Rs.100 per instance
Cheque/Demand Drafts - Cancellation/Revalidation Rs.100
Cheque return charges drawn on us - Local Due to Insufficient funds - First cheque return in a quarter - Rs 350 From second cheque return in the same quarter - Rs.750 per return Charges due to funds transfer cheque return - Rs.350 Due to Technical reasons - Rs.50 per instance
Cheque Collection - Local Clearing Zone Free
Charges for non-maintenance of account None
Branch transactions (Includes only Cheque deposit/Cheque issuance/Funds Transfer Debit/NEFT/RTGS) No charges if the average monthly balance (AMB) is equal or above Rs.50,000. -In case the AMB is below Rs.50,000, 15 free transactions would be permitted per month. From then on, Rs.75 will be charged for every transaction.
BillPay Free
Balance Enquiry - at Branch Free
Balance Certificate Current year - Free Previous year - Rs.50
ATM Card - Replacement charges Rs.200 (plus GST as applicable)
ATM Card Free
Any deliverable returned by courier due to negative reasons Rs.50 per instance
Address Confirmation Rs.50 per instance
Add-on Debit Card - Women's Card Free
Add-on Debit Card - Titanium Royale Rs.400 per year (plus GST as applicable)
Add-on Debit Card - Titanium Rs.250 per year (plus GST as applicable)
Add-on Debit Card - Times Points Rs.650 per year (plus GST as applicable)
Add-on Debit Card - Rewards Rs.500 per year (plus GST as applicable)
Add-on Debit Card - Regular Free
Add-on Debit Card - Gold Card/Platinum Rs.750 per year (plus GST as applicable)

HDFC Bank Defence Salary Account Account FAQs

  1. Do I have to open another salary account if I change employers?

    No, that would not be required. All you need to do is take a letter from your employer to your local HDFC Bank. The letter from your employer should contain your name, account number, date of joining and basically a confirmation that you are now a member of the organisation.

  2. Can I open this account if I am unemployed or retired?

    No, that would not be possible. You will have to employed and receive a salary every month to to be eligible and avail the facilities of this salary account.

  3. What documents should I submit when applying for this account? Is my Defence ID enough?

    Yes, your Defence ID will be enough as proof of identification. You can also submit your regular Government approved KYC documents if need be.

  4. Is it possible to change my address as I am shifting? What is the process and how long will it take?

    You can change your address via your net banking account or at your local HDFC Bank branch. You will need to submit a government approved document stating clearly your new address. Once you have submitted your new address, it will take 7 days to be updated.

  5. I need to stop a cheque payment. How can I do it?

    While you can do this at any HDFC Bank branch, it is most convenient to do it through your net banking account. You can do this by following the steps mentioned below.

    • Firstly, login to your NetBanking account
    • Next, click on the "Request" menu on the left hand side of the web page
    • Now, click on the "Stop Payment of Cheque" option available
    • Select the Account Number - incase you have more than one account
    • Enter first/Start cheque number to the last/End cheque number, and state a reason for stopping the payment
    • Click on "Continue"
    • Click on "Confirm" tab to confirm the stop payment request after verifying the request

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