Panaji, December 02, 2019 ….Government is tirelessly working on the basis of “Sarvoday and Antyody” for overall development and development of the last citizen of the State said Deputy Chief Minister, Shri Chandrakant (Babu) Kavlekar. The State is marching towards progress by keeping aside differences and taking everyone into confidence, he said.

Shri Kavlekar was speaking after inaugurating the Pension Week organised by the Office of the Commissioner, Labour and Employment at ESI Hospital, Margao. Pension Week is celebrated across the nation from November 30th to December 6, 2019 under Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan Dhan (PM-SYM) and  Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan – Dhan Yojana (PM-LVMY) Scheme.

Speaking further Shri Kavlekar appealed to the people to take the benefit of PM- SYM and PM-LVMY schemes. Both the schemes will provide relief after the age of 60. Savings is the need to secure ones future Kavlekar said.

 There are various schemes of the Union and State Government to support the people. Beneficiaries should publicize these schemes with their word of mouth among their community and society at large he urged and added this will long way to ensure that maximum people avail benefits of these schemes. Everyone should work together for the betterment of society, Shri Kavlekar ended.

Opposition Leader, Shri Digambar Kamat applauded the efforts of the Union Government for starting both the pension schemes. Labour Department needs to work hard to reach out to the eligible people as these schemes are in the larger interest of the people.

Head of ESI Hospital, Margao, Dr Vishwajeet Faldessai was present on the occasion. Deputy Labour Commissioner, Shri Satish Vaghurmekar welcomed while Assistant Labour Commissioniner, Shri Vaman Bhatikar proposed vote of thanks.

Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan – Dhan Yojana is a pension scheme for unorganized workers while Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan – Dhan Yojana or National Pension Scheme is for traders and self employed persons. Beneficiary should contribute Rs. 50 to Rs. 200 every month depending on their age for both the schemes. After the age of 60 years subscriber will get an assured monthly pension of Rs. 3000. To enroll or for any information one can contact nearest Common Service Centre.


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