After the successful response to the recently concluded back to village programme State Administration has decided to go back to the every village of the State and see how the people on the ground can be helped by the government schemes. Recently State Administration held a meeting and they decided to help the aged persons especially pensioners with different schemes. The Chief Secretary was informed that the voluntary and contributory pension scheme is for the unorganized sector workers whose monthly income is Rs 15,000 per month or less and belong to the entry age group of 18-40 years. Each subscriber under the PM-SYM shall receive minimum assured pension of Rs 3000 per month after attaining the age of 60 years. The pension scheme will operate on 50:50 basis where prescribed age-specific contribution shall be made by the beneficiary and the matching contribution by the Central Government. The subscriber contribution ranges between Rs 55 and Rs 200 per month depending upon age.
Till date 60,000 un-organized workers have registered themselves under PM SYM in the state. Chief Secretary asked the Labour & Employment Department to generate awareness among the un-organized sector workers about the benefits of this scheme in terms of very low subscription, matching contribution and minimum assured pension of Rs 3000 in old age. The implementation of various pension schemes, Chief Secretary exhorted the DCs to ensure that no eligible beneficiary viz old aged, widow or differently-abled person is left out or denied the benefit of the pension schemes. He asked DCs to ensure that there is 100% Aadhaar seeding and the duly scrutinized beneficiary list is submitted to the Social Welfare Department by 31st July, 2019, without fail. He mentioned that the Government of India is likely to release funds to the state government to cover all eligible persons under the various social security schemes including National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) and Integrated Social Security Scheme (ISSS).
Regarding Rural Developmental Plans under MGNREGA and 14th Finance Commission (FC), Chief Secretary urged DCs to ensure that GPDP Plans are uploaded on the GPDP Portal and developmental activities fast tracked in every Halqa Panchayat.