Panaji ::: 01st, December, 2019 …Minister for AYUSH (IC) Shri. Shripad Naik recently inaugurated ‘Pension Week’, organised by Office of the Commissioner, Labour and Employment, Goa to create awareness and Enrolment for Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan Dhan Yojana(PM-SYMDY) and Pradhan Mantri Vyapari Maan Dhan Yojana(PM-VMDY) at Sahakar Bhavan, Patto.

Dy. Director of ESIC Shri. N.M. Ojha, Collector, North Smt. R. Menaka, IAS, Secretary Revenue, Shri. Sanjay Kumar, IAS and Commissioner of Labour and Employement Shri. Vikas S.N. Gaunekar were present on the occasion.

While addressing the gathering the Minister urged people to avail benefits of the schemes and gain pension facility during old age. These two schemes will help a person to be financially independent during his old age,” the Minister said.

Earlier,  Shri. N.M. Ojha briefed about the schemes. Smt. R. Menaka also spoke on the occasion.

Unorganised workers like domestic helpers, landless labourers, agricultural and construction 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 can avail the benefits of PM-SYMDY scheme while PMLVMDY is for small traders and retailers. Self-employed individuals, retail traders, restaurant and small hotel owners, commission agents, rice mill owners and other small traders are eligible for the scheme. People who would like to enrol can contact the Office of Commissioner, Labour and Employment.

Shri. Prakash Marathe compered the function while Shri. Gaunekar proposed the vote of thanks.

In another function at Miramar, Shri. Shripad Naik inaugurated the Arogya Mela organised by AASUCHAM in association with Ministry of AYUSH. The three day program which is set up at the grounds of Youth Hostel in Miramar will be open for all and will provide free health check-up, advice and medicine.

Stressing on the importance of Indian pathies for better health, the Minister stated that it’s important that we must preserve Indian traditional medicine as it does not have any side effects nor expensive. It helps us to be one with nature and cures a disease from its roots. The Minister further informed that the AYUSH ministry is planning to open a hospital in every district of India.

Secretary Health Shri. Nila Mohanan IAS, AYUSH Dy Director Dr. Datta Bhat, ASSOCHAM representatives Smt. Perminder Kaur and Shri. Kauvar were present on the occasion.


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