*PM-SYM to benefit 10,000 unorganised workers in Bandipora*
DC Bandipora launches scheme in the district
BANDIPORA, MARCH 05: Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Shabaaz Ahmad Mirza Tuesday formally launched the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan Yojana (PM-SYM), in Bandipora district after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the scheme in the country.
The launching ceremony of the Prime Minister was telecasted live in the conference hall of the Mini-Secretariat Bandipora and was watched by hundreds of unorganised workers who had turned up to attend the function at district level.
DC Bandipora later launched the scheme in the district and urged the unorganised workers to enroll themselves to avail the benefit of this scheme. He said he PM-SYM is a mega pension scheme for unorganised sector and is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme that will benefit as many as 10 thousand workers of the district in the unorganised sector.
Speaking on the occasion, DC Bandipora highlighted the benefits of the scheme and asked the officers to give wide publicity about the scheme so that more people avail the benefit of this scheme. He appealed the unroganised workers visit a nearest CSC Centre to enroll themselves.
Giving details, he said the scheme is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme for the unorganised workers mostly engaged as home based workers, street vendors, mid-day meal workers, head loaders, brick kiln workers, cobblers, rag pickers, domestic workers, washer men, rickshaw pullers, landless labourers, own account workers, agricultural workers, construction workers, beedi workers, handloom workers, leather workers, audio- visual workers and similar other occupations whose monthly income is Rs 15,000/ per month or less and belong to the entry age group of 18-40 years.
He said that each subscriber under the PM- SYM scheme shall receive minimum assured pension of Rs 3000/- per month after attaining the age of 60 years and in case the subscriber dies, the spouse of the beneficiary shall be entitled to receive 50% of the pension received by the beneficiary as family pension.
Mirza said that the subscriber’s contributions to PM-SYM shall be made through auto-debit facility from his/ her savings bank account/ JanDhan account and the subscriber is required to contribute the prescribed contribution amount from the age of joining PM-SYM till the age of 60 years.
Earlier Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad, Chief Education Officer Javid Iqbal and Assistant Labour Commissioner Ashiq Hussain also spoke and highlighted different aspects of the scheme.
An interactive session was also on the occasion wherein the labours raised many questions and sought clarification about various aspects of the scheme.