Over the past two years, Jharkhand’s State Pension Scheme (SPS) coverage has more than doubled. According to official figures, in December 2019, there were 6,60,871 beneficiaries in various pension schemes, but in April 2022, it rose to 1,434,314. Under the Chief Minister’s old age pension scheme, the number 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 entered the scheme.
Mukhyamantri Rajya Nirashrit Mahila Samman Pension Yojna is for widows, abandoned or poor women over 18 and single women over 45. This program offers rewards of Rs 1,000 per month. Meanwhile, in December 2019, 52,336 beneficiaries benefited from his Mukhyamantri Rajya Aadim Janjaati Pension Yojana. In April 2022, a total of 9,825 new beneficiaries were added to the system. According to a press release, 62,161 beneficiaries are currently insured under the scheme.
Similarly, under Swami Vivekananda Nishakt Swalamban Protsahan Yojana, coverage increased by 53.92% in two years. Currently, beneficiaries of this program, which was launched in Jharkhand in 2005, receive Rs 1,000 per month. Persons with disabilities over the age of five are entitled to this benefit. According to a press release, as of December 31, 2019, 87,796 persons with disabilities were using the scheme, compared to 1,87,876 as of April 28, 2022. Under Mukhyamantri Rajya Nirashrit Mahila Samman Pension Yojana, the number of beneficiaries increased from 172,196 as of December 31, 2019 to 257434 as of April 28, 2022.
874 new beneficiaries have been added by the Chancellery Pension Scheme for People Living with HIV/AIDS. In December 2019, there were 3,375 beneficiaries in the program, against 4,249 announced.
Summary of news:
- Since December 2019, Jharkhand’s beneficiary base for the state pension scheme has more than doubled
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