In a historic gesture, on the Jharkhand State Founding Day, Chief Minister Hemant Soren launched the Universal Pension Scheme in Jharkhand. After the launch of this scheme, the implementation of social security schemes in the state was not only simplified, but the government also created an open window to cover every eligible beneficiary of the pension scheme.
The obligation to show APL / BPL cards has now been abolished under the new rule. The needy beneficiary can present their voter card to register for the Universal Pension Plan. Any citizen over the age of 60 will now be covered by the benefits of the pension plan, under new provisions. This person must not be a taxpayer.
Widows and poor women over the age of 18 are entitled to benefits from the pension scheme. In addition, single women over 45 are entitled to pension benefits.
The CM called on officials to ensure that no beneficiary is left behind and that every pension claim received is resolved within 30 days. Under new provisions, the scheme offers a benefit of Rs 1000 each month.
Going beyond the set objective of paying pensions to limited beneficiaries, the government now aims to incorporate all eligible beneficiaries into the universal pension scheme. A working capital of Rs 100Cr has been allocated to the Universal Pension Scheme.
Within the framework of social security, various pension schemes are administered by central and state governments. But, due to a limited number of goals each year, many people would be deprived of the benefit. In view of this, to cover all eligible beneficiaries, the government of the day launched the Universal Pension Scheme. This pension scheme is implemented by the Department of Women, Child Development and Social Security of the Government of Jharkhand.
Under the Mukhyamantri Rajya Vridhavastha Yojna pension, anyone over the age of 60, who is not a taxpayer will be covered, while under Mukhyamantri Rajya Nirashrit Mahila Samman Pension Yojna, any abandoned / destitute widow / woman over 18 years and single women over 45 years or over will benefit from the pension.
Under Swami Vivekananda Nishakt Swavalamban Protsahan Yojana, any citizen of Divyang de Jharkhand over the age of 5 is eligible for retirement pension. Under the HIV / AIDS Pension Scheme – Anyone suffering from the disease of HIV / AIDS will be covered by this scheme. Any eligible beneficiary can apply to the Block Development Officer (BDO) in rural areas or the Circle Officer (CO) in urban areas.