Every citizen would now get pension under Swawlamban Yojna
Ferozepur, October 22, 2012: Under the “Swawlamban Yojna – a Pension Scheme” being run by Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) by the Government of India, every citizen would have right to pension provided he is holding the Permanent Retirement Account Number (PRAN). In Punjab , the Government of India has authorized an active social service organization Public Service Mission (Regd.) for preparation of PRAN card, under the supervision of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).
On Sunday, the movement of preparation of PRAN card by Public Service Mission (Red.) Punjab was launched by Parkash Singh Badal, chief minister, Punjab at village Sur Singh. Appreciating the initiative of Public Service Mission, Punjab , Chief Minister said, “NGOs can play a vital role to ensure the reach of public interest schemes to every citizen”.
On this occasion, Virsa Singh Valtoha, chief parliamentary secretary said, Punjab Public Service Mission is already engaged in social services and would also play a major role, to extend the benefit of introduction of new Pension Scheme Swawlamban Yojna – a pension scheme.
Talking on this inaugural function, Gursahib Singh Dhillon, Chairman, Gurnam Singh Sidhu, president and Amrik Singh Mudka, general secretary said, the pension scheme under Swawlamban Yojna has been introduced whole of India
Under Swavalamban scheme, GOI , the subscriber can get the contribution of Rs.1000 against his own contribution of Rs.1000 but he must be a holder of PRAN card to get this benefit under new pension scheme and the age limit fixed for getting PRAN card is 18 to 55 years. He further said, the beneficiary would get the pension benefit on attaining the age of 60 years. He further said, Public Service Mission would also provide the various social welfare schemes besides group insurance by the LIC.
They further said, “To run this scheme successfully in Punjab, a detailed plan has been prepared under which the selection of volunteers at district, block and village level have been finalized, who would ready to pass on this pension scheme of GOI, to every citizen with the help of sarpanches, panches, councilors, youth clubs and NGOs”.
On this occasion, Baba Daiya Singh, Sur Singh, Anil Joshi, Cabinet Minister, Virsa Singh Valtoha, chief parliamentary secretary, deputy commissioner, IG Punjab Punjab Padamshree Kartar Singh, Surinder Singh Rana sarpanch, Gurinder Singh, state awardee, Amrik Singh Sidhu, Harjit Singh Lahoria, Malkiat Singh, Harjinder Singh Bharowal, Shamsher Singh Padhri, Vikas Arora and others were present.