In an try to reinforce ease of residing for senior residents, the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh on Tuesday introduced the federal government’s determination to increase the time restrict for submission of life certificates by central authorities pensioners as much as December 31 .
In yet one more reform meant for the aged inhabitants, the choice was taken contemplating the continued Covid-19 pandemic. Earlier, a pensioner was required to submit the life certificates until November 30 for uninterrupted disbursement of his or her pension.
Singh mentioned the pensioners can submit life certificates by way of any of the modes, together with in bodily type or digitally utilizing a web based system, throughout the prolonged interval.
Pension will proceed to be paid by the pension disbursing authorities (PDAs) uninterrupted throughout this prolonged interval, a press release issued by the Personnel Ministry mentioned.
The minister mentioned that pension disbursing banks have been suggested to proceed to keep up Covid-19 applicable behaviour whereas acquiring life certificates and to make sure correct association and social distancing measures at their branches to stop overcrowding.
Singh mentioned that the federal government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has all the time sought “ease of residing” for all sections of society, together with retirees and pensioners who’re the nation’s belongings with all their expertise and lengthy years of service rendered by them.
Final week, the minister had launched distinctive face recognition expertise for pensioners, the assertion mentioned.
The minister mentioned the face recognition strategy of giving life certificates is a historic and far-reaching reform, since it should contact the lives of not solely 68 lakh central authorities pensioners but additionally crores of pensioners of state governments amongst others.
In the meantime, a many as 18.16 lakh crore among the many complete 45.78 lakh beneficiaries registered below the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan (PM-SYM) pension scheme belong to Different Backward Lessons (OBC), Parliament was knowledgeable on Monday.
“As on December 1, 2021, complete 45,78,524 beneficiaries have been registered below Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan (PM-SYM) pension scheme. Out of which, 18,16,592 beneficiaries belong to Different Backward Lessons (OBC),” Minister of State for Labour Rameshwar Teli mentioned in a written reply to a question within the Lok Sabha.
The PM-SYM pension scheme is applied by the director normal (labour welfare), Ministry of Labour & Employment by way of state/UT governments.
The state/UT governments have constituted State Degree Monitoring Committee (SLMC) and District Degree Implementation Committee (DLIC) which have been entrusted with the work of overview and monitoring of the progress of the scheme.
The PM-SYM pension scheme is to offer old-age safety to eligible unorganized staff, when it comes to month-to-month pension. The employees of unorganised sector within the age group of 18-40 years having month-to-month revenue no more than ₹15,000 are eligible for enrolment below this scheme.
Beneath the scheme, minimal assured month-to-month pension of ₹3,000 might be supplied to the unorganised staff after attaining the age of 60 years.
In one other reply to the Home, the minister acknowledged that Staff’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) supplies Social Safety advantages within the type of Pension and Insurance coverage to dependents of staff who have been members of the schemes below the Staff’ Provident Fund & Miscellaneous (EPF & MP) Act, 1952.
Through the interval April 2020 to October 2021, reduction within the type of pension and insurance coverage advantages to dependents (widow/ youngsters/ orphan/ nominee/ dad and mom) have been paid, he acknowledged.
Whole variety of beneficiaries granted pension resulting from demise of member of the scheme are 1,55,886 who obtained paid ₹564.72 crore.
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