New minimum balance rules announced by SBI, i think is rediculous. In one way, the govt is encouraging all people, even below poverty lines to open SB accounts. Most of the accounts, where this rule is applied, belongs to middle class, lower middleclass people mostly belongs to artizans and low wage earners. Is it not an addtional blow to them? Previously only PRIVATE banks such as HDFC, ICICI used to adopt this minimum balance rule.Their case is different since they are for profit only. Why these govt owned banks should adopt this rule? They may say it is for the accounts maintaince activity and all. But these SBI never bothered to recover NPAs. If they could recover NPAs, then banks should be with surplus in cash.But they are unable to do this but simply punishing poor middle , lower middle and low wage earners only. Who is to bell the cat in this ?Citizens should rise their voice agains this.