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Deputy Commissioner Reviews Implementation of 'Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan dhan' Scheme in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, 1st March 2019: The Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh, Sh, Mandip Singh Brar held a meeting today to review the status of 'Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maan dhan' Scheme in Chandigarh.

Government of India, Ministry of Labour& Employment, Labour Welfare Organization, New Delhi has introduced a pension scheme for unorganized workers namely Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM) to ensure old age protection for unorganized workers. The scheme came into force from 15th February, 2019 across the country through Common Service Centers (CSC).

The intended beneficiaries are the unorganized workers mostly engaged as home based works, street vendors, mid-day meal workers, head loaders, brick kiln workers, cobblers, rag pickers, domestic workers, washer men, rickshaw pullers, landless laborers, 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.

It is expected that at least 10 crore labourers and workers in the unorganized sector will avail the benefit of this scheme within next five years making it one of the largest pension schemes of the world.

As per the scheme, unorganized workers should be able to enroll through Common Service Centers (CSC), who has Aadhaar Card and Saving Bank Account/Jan Dhan Account number with IFSC.

The Common Service Centers (CSC) is operational at Municipal Corporation Office, Market Committee Office- Sector 26, and will be made operational tomorrow at GMSH 16 Chandigarh. While going to CSC for enrollment, the beneficiary shall carry Aadhaar Card, Bank Passbook and mobile phone on which the OTP will be received. The beneficiary has to be present with all the mentioned documents for enrollment. For any further queries, the office of Labour Commissioner/Deputy Commissioner may be contacted.