PM Modi Launches ‘Shram Yogi Maandhan’ Pension Scheme In Gujarat
Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan Yojana or PM-SYM at Gujarat’s Vastral. The PM launched the pension scheme which is meant for the unorganized sector workers.
PM Modi also distributed the PM-SYM pension cards to select beneficiaries. The PM-SYM along with the health coverage provided under ‘Ayushman Bharat’ and life & disability coverage provided under ‘Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana’ and ‘Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, will ensure comprehensive social security coverage for the workers in the unorganized sector at their old age.
The scheme was announced in the interim Union Budget on February 1 for workers in the unorganised sector. It will cover workers with monthly income up to Rs 15,000. Workers who enrol for the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan Yojana will get Rs 3,000 per month after the age of 60.
After touring Gujarat, PM Modi will address a mega-rally of tribals at Dhar in Madhya Pradesh. The event was slated for February 15 but was postponed in wake of the Pulwama terror attack.