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PM-SYM pension scheme launched across Nagaland

Dimapur, March 5: The launch programme of Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan (PM-SYM) Pension Scheme for Unorganized Workers was held today at Conclave Conference hall, LCS Building Kohima.
Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Anoop Khinchi, IAS also gave a short speech on the benefits of the scheme and encouraged all who are eligible to apply and avail the benefits of the Scheme. He also distributed the Shram Yogi cards to the new applicants of the Scheme.
The launch programme was chaired by Neimenuo, Labour Inspector while a short of the PM-SYM Scheme was given by Kewekote Teno Asst. Labour Commissioner Kohima District.
The launch programme was followed by the Live Screening of Launching event from Ahmedabad by the Prime Minister of India.
Wokha:
The launching programme of the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan (PM-SYM) was held at DC’s conference hall Wokha on 5th March 2019.
Deputy Commissioner, Wokha Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon, IAS while addressing the beneficiaries during the launching function said, this is a new scheme introduced by the Government of India for the unorganized sectors having no formal term of employment or have no social security benefits, he also added through this scheme the government wants to push in benefits to the unorganized workers where he encouraged the participants to take advantage of this scheme and get enrolled to avail the benefits.
DNO ESIC, Lanuyanger, while giving a brief note on PMSYM said, the scheme is meant for old age protection and social security of unorganized workers who are mostly engaged as rickshaw pullers, street vendors, mid-day meal workers, head loaders, brick kiln workers, cobblers, rag pickers, domestic workers, washer men, home based workers, agriculture workers, construction workers, audio-visual workers or in similar other occupations.
There are estimated 42 crore such unorganized workers in the country and through this scheme the government targets to cover 10 crore in the next five years. Under this scheme 18 to 40 years are eligible for enrolment to avail the benefits. Enrolment will be carried out by all Common Services Centres (CSC).
Later the DC distributed cards to beneficiaries, live telecast for the launching by the Prime Minister of India was witness by all the participants. On-spot enrolment was also done later in the day. The function was chaired by Assistant Labour Commissioner, Wokha, Renchamo Ngullie.
Jalukie:
Pradan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan (PM-SYM) a Pension scheme for unorganized Workers was launched at Jalukie Town hall by EAC Jalukie, C. Wangan today.
Wangan in his address appeals the public to avail the facility which is at their doorsteps. He also handed over the PM-SYM Pension Cards to beneficiaries of the District. Keynote address was presented by CSC District Manager Peren, Kanzang followed by interactions on the new scheme.
He also informed the public that the scheme is meant for old age protection and social security of unorganized Workers who are mostly engaged as rickshaws pullers, street vendors, mid-day meal workers etc with an estimated 42 crores of unorganized Workers in the country.
He also added that entry age for the scheme is from 18 to 40 years with monthly income of Rs 15000 or below. The function was chaired by Yolise Sangtam, Labour Inspector Dimapur.
Kiphire:
Launching programme of Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan (PM-SYM) Pension Scheme for unorganized workers was held at DC Conference hall, Kiphire on March 5.
SDO (Sardar) Kiphire, Longdiba L. Sangtam in his short speech said that it is an important scheme especially for the unorganized workers that the Government of India has introduced officially all over India. He said that Kiphire district are also fortunate to hold this programme and requested the beneficiary to get registered themselves for the scheme.
He appealed to the Labour department to facilitate and guide about the features of the scheme to the unorganized workers and direct them to the nearest CSC.
Common Service Centre Kiphire, Horiba also explained in details about the schemes and encouraged the workers to get registered for the scheme. He informed that the minimum joining age will be 18 years and each subscriber under (PM-SYM) shall receive minimum assured pension of Rs.3000 per month after attaining the age of 60 years.
He also requested the unorganized workers to visit the common centre service office to clarify their doubt as they are ready to help them out. Shram Yogi Pension card was given to 5 beneficiaries by CSC team. The programme was chaired by K. Rothrongki, Labour Inspector.
Mon:
Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan Dhan (PM-SYM) launching programme was held today at DC Conference Hall, Mon.
Deputy Commissioner Mon, Thavaseelan K, IAS who was the Special Guest on the occasion said that, ‘PM-SYM is a Voluntary and periodic contribution based pension system meant for unorganized workers with income up to Rs. 15,000/- per month’. The unorganized workers as defined in section 2(m) of the UWSS Act 2008 include home based workers, street vendors, head loaders, brick kiln workers, cobblers, rag pickers, domestic workers, washer men, Rickshaw pullers, rural landless labourers, own account workers, agricultures workers, construction workers, beedi workers, handloom workers and other unorganized sector workers, he added.
Thavaseelan also mentioned that, any unorganized workers with age between 18-40 years can join the scheme. This scheme provides for a fixed pension of Rs 3000 after attaining the age of 60 years on a monthly contribution of a small affordable amount during their working age. And for registration of this scheme, one can visit Community Service Centre along with Aadhar Card and Saving Bank Account/Jan Dhan account number with IFSC, he added.
Further, he assured for maximum coverage of this scheme for the beneficiaries in the district. And later, he distributed the PM-SYM pension Card to the beneficiaries.
Assistant Labour Commissioner Mon, Visa Khonuo Ndang delivered the welcome address and Nonkhao Konyak highlighted the PMSYM pension scheme. The programme was chaired by Chingkap, Labour Inspector and Invocation prayer was said by Lumei Konyak President, KNSK. The programme was followed by Live Screening of launching the scheme by Hon’ble Prime Minister.
Dimapur:
The launching programme of Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan- Dhan (PM-SYM) of Dimapur District was held today at Deputy Commissioner’s Conference Hall, Dimapur with DC Dimapur as special guest.
Briefing on PMSYM Asst. Labour Commissioner, Dimapur W. Temwang Konyak said that the PMSYM is central sector open to unorganized workers, whose monthly income is Rs 15000 or below. The minimum age of joining the scheme is 18 years and the maximum is 40 years. It is a voluntary and contribution based scheme under which the subscriber would be paid an assured minimum monthly pension of Rs. 3000 from the age 60 years onwards. The contribution under the scheme is to the extent of 50% by the subscriber and 50% by Government of India. The scheme is being administered by the Ministry of Labour & Employment and implemented through common service centres and Life Insurance Corporation of India.
Interested eligible person can visit nearest CSC centre. Location of CSC can be ascertained from the information page on web sites of LIC of India, Minister of Labour and Employment and CSC.
DC Dimapur, Kevekha Kevin Zehol in his address said that Government of India has come up with a brilliant idea to help the unorganized workers to give pension after their active life is over. He appealed everyone who is eligible to avail the opportunity. He requested the labour officers to play a very pro- active role not like just doing a government job but to take it as a missionary role and facilitate everyone who is eligible.
(Page News Service)

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