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DDC Bandipora reviews implementation of PM Kisan, PMSYM

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BANDIPORA, JULY 03: Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza Wednesday chaired a meeting to review the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) and Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandaan (PM SYM) in the district.

The meeting was attended by Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad, District heads of various departments in the district.

Regarding PM-KISAN, the Deputy Commissioner asked the officials to create awareness among the people regarding the scheme so that deserved persons are enrolled in the scheme to avail its benefits. He asked to identify the left-out people so that same could be enrolled at earliest. He asked the officers to activate their field staff to identify the left-out farmers and also create awareness regarding the scheme.

The meeting discussed the progress of the registration of beneficiaries and mobilization of the beneficiaries by the field staff for the successful implementation of different schemes.

Under PM-KISAN, landholding farmer families, having cultivable land upto 2 hectares, will be provided direct income support at the rate of Rs. 6,000 per year. This income support will be transferred directly into their bank accounts in three equal instalments of Rs. 2,000 each.

DDC said that the scheme has been made foolproof by connecting it with Adhaar to avoid duplicity and exhorted upon concerned authorities of the Agriculture department to register the left-out beneficiaries within the stipulated time period.

The officers informed the meeting that the process of enrollment has been nearly completed, while the field staff is working on identifying the left-out farmers for enrollment and the same will be completed within the set deadline.

The Deputy Commissioner also reviewed the implementation of PM-SYM and urged the officers to enroll the left-out workers so that they can avail the benefit of this scheme. He stressed on creating awareness about the scheme so that more workers enroll themselves to avail benefits of the scheme.

It 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 belongs to the entry age group of 18-40 years. Each subscriber under the PM-SYM shall receive a 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.

It was given out that twenty-five thousand construction workers are registered with the Department of Labour and Employment and the efforts are on to increase the registration of un-organised workers for the maximum benefit of people.

The DDC asked the officers to promote the scheme through various modes of communication in every corner of the district including print, electronic and social media.  He asked the CSC operators to expedite the process of enrollment in the district so that the enrollment can be completed within the stipulated time. He stressed the officers to ensure that no eligible person is left out of the scheme.

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