Chief Minister launched Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan Yojna for the State from Mandi today, which would provide assured monthly pension of Rs. 3000 to the workers working in the unorganised sector.Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that this was a Central sector scheme for unorganized workers whose monthly income was Rs. 15000 or below and have Aadhar umber and Jan Dhan or other bank account. He said that any one between the age group of 18 to 40 year would be covered under the scheme.The Chief Minister said that it was a voluntary and contributory based scheme under which the subscriber would be paid an assured minimum monthly pension of Rs. 3000 from the age of 60 years onwards. The contribution under the scheme is to the extent of 50 percent by subscriber and 50 percent by the Government of India. He said that the launching of pension scheme for the poor workers working in unorganised sector speaks of the concern of the Prime Minister towards their welfare. Jai Ram Thakur said that the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan Yojna would go a long way in providing much needed financial support to the family of the workers. He said that this scheme would cover millions of workers working in the unorganised sector. He directed the officers to ensure that maximum number of workers get registered under the scheme so that they could get benefit of the same.He said that another scheme launched by the Prime Minister recently for the welfare of the farmers was ensuring Rs. 6000 per annum to all the farmers with less than two hectare land. He said that till date, an amount of Rs. 30 crore has been deposited in the account of the farmers of the State. He said that all these schemes for welfare of the common man speaks of the commitment of the Prime Minister to ensure socio-economic upliftment of the common man.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the nation was safe and secure under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that the country gave befitting reply to Pakistan of the Pulwama terrorist attack. He said that due to the diplomatic strategies of the Centre that today Pakistan stands isolated amongst the comity of nations. He urged the people to strengthen the hands of Prime Minister for a strong and vibrant country. He said that efforts were being made to develop Mandi as a tourist destination. He said that efforts were on to establish Shiv Dham at Mandi besides creating an artificial lake in Mandi town.MPP and Power Minister Anil Sharma said that till date the workers working in the unorganised sector were devoid of any pension and with the launch of this pension scheme they would be provided assured monthly income to them. Industries and Labour and Employment Minister Bikram Singh said that the scheme would benefit the workers working in unorganised sectors such as Rikshaw puller, carpenters, bidi workers, workers in brick kilns, leather factories handicrafts and handloom sector etc.Member of Parliament Ram Swaroop Sharma said that the scheme would ensure monthly pension of Rs. 3000 after proper registration. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated this scheme for the Nation from Ahmedabad, which shows his concern for welfare of the workers.Labour Commissioner S.S. Guleria detailed salient features of the scheme. He said that the workers working in the unorganised sector would have to pay Rs. 55 to Rs. 200 per month depending on the age of the beneficiary, to avail benefits of this scheme. He said that soon after the registration, the beneficiary would be given pension cards. MLAs Col Inder Singh, Vinod Kumar, Jawahar Thakur, Prakash Rana and Inder Singh Gandhi, Chairman MILKFED Nihal Chand Sharma, Chairperson Zila Parishad Sarla Thakur, Chairperson Nagar Parishad Mandi Suman Thakur, General Secretary Child Welfare Council Payal Vaidya, Chairman Waqf Board Rajbali and Deputy Commissioner Rugved Thakur were present on the occasion among others.