Coverage under the State Pension Scheme (SPS) has more than doubled over the past two years in Jharkhand. The number of beneficiaries of the various pension schemes, which was 6,60,871 in December 2019, increased to 14,34,314 in April 2022, according to an official press release. Under the Chief Minister’s Old Age Pension Scheme, the number of beneficiaries increased from 3,45,168 as of December 31, 2019 to 9,22,594 as of April 28, 2022. During this period, 5,77,426 new beneficiaries benefited of the regime.
Similarly, the coverage of Swami Vivekananda Nishakt Swalamban Protsahan Yojana has increased by 53.92% in two years. Currently, an amount of Rs 1,000 is paid per month to beneficiaries of this scheme which started in Jharkhand in 2005. A disabled person, aged over five years, is eligible for this benefit. As many as 87,796 people with disabilities were benefiting from the program until December 31, 2019, which increased to 1,87,876 on April 28, 2022, according to the statement.
Under the Mukhyamantri Rajya Nirashrit Mahila Samman Pension Yojana, the number of beneficiaries increased to 2,57,434 on April 28, 2022 from 1,72,196 on December 31, 2019.
Any widow or abandoned or destitute woman over 18 and any unmarried woman over 45 or older are eligible for Mukhyamantri Rajya Nirashrit Mahila Samman Pension Yojna. The scheme provides a benefit of Rs 1,000 every month.
Meanwhile, 52,336 beneficiaries were enjoying the benefits of Mukhyamantri Rajya Aadim Janjaati Pension Yojana till December 2019. A total of 9,825 new beneficiaries were added to the scheme till April 2022. Currently, 62,161 beneficiaries have been covered by the regime, according to the statement. . Under the Chief Minister’s State Pension Scheme for People with HIV/AIDS, 874 new beneficiaries have been added. In December 2019, the number of beneficiaries of the scheme was 3,375, which rose to 4,249, according to the press release.
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