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Interim Budget announces Rs 3,000 monthly pension for unorganised workers

For the scheme named PM Shram Yogi Mandhan, govt will allocate Rs 500 crore

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Finance Minister Piyush Goyal's Interim Budget on Friday announced a for unorganised sector workers. The assures a monthly pension of Rs 3,000 a month when a worker attains 60 years of age.

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Key features of the scheme:

  • Assured monthly pension after 60 years of age for pensioner.
  • An unorganised sector worker joining the svheme at 29 years of age will only have to give Rs 100. Govt contribution will match the share.
  • 10 crore unorganised sector workers will benefit,
  • It may become be the biggest in the world in 5 years
  • Govt will allocate Rs 500 crore towards the scheme
  • It will also start this year itself.

First Published: Fri, February 01 2019. 12:00 IST