Scheme The Unorganised Workers Who are Working or Engaged as Home Based Workers Pension Plan. The Scheme Name is Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan, 2019

Scheme The Unorganised Workers Who are Working or Engaged as Home Based Workers Pension Plan. The Scheme Name is Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan, 2019

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the, 7th February, 2019

S.O. 764(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008 (33 of 2008), the Central Government hereby makes the following Scheme to provide for old age protection to the unorganised workers, namely:—
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1. Short title, commencement and application.:-

  • (1) This Scheme may be called the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan, 2019. 
  • (2) It shall come into force on the 15th day of February, 2019. 
  • (3) Subject to the provisions of this Scheme, the unorganised workers have option to become the members of the Scheme, on and from the 15th day of February, 2019. 
  • (4) The provisions of this Scheme shall apply to the unorganised workers who are working or engaged as home based workers, street vendors, mid-day meal workers, head loaders, brick kiln workers, cobblers, rag pickers, domestic workers, washer men, rickshaw pullers, landless labourers, own account workers, agricultural workers, construction workers, beedi workers, handloom workers, leather workers, audio- visual workers and similar other occupations. 
2. Definitions.- In this Scheme, unless the context otherwise requires,— 

  • (a) “Act” means the Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008 (33 of 2008); 
  • (b) “unorganised worker” has the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (m) of section 2 of the Act; 
  • (c) “unorganised sector” has the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (l) of section 2 of the Act; 
  • (d) “eligible subscriber” means an unorganised worker who is eligible to join this Scheme; 
  • (e) “family” means,— 

                 1. his wife, in the case of male eligible subscriber; 
                 2. her husband, in the case of a female eligible subscriber; 

  • (f) “pension” means the amount payable under this Scheme to the eligible subscriber; 
  • (g) “contribution” means the amount specified in the contribution chart appended with this Scheme, to be payable monthly by an eligible subscriber in the pension fund referred to in sub-paragraph

  • (h) “matching contribution” means the equal amount as contributed by the eligible subscriber, payable by the Central Government to the eligible subscriber’s account; 
  • (i) “National Board” has the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (d) of section 2 of the Act. 
3. Pension Fund:- 

  • (1) The Central Government shall for the purposes of this Scheme, establish a Pension Fund to be administered by that Government in consultation, wherever required, with the National Board. 
  • (2) The eligible subscriber, who joins the Scheme, shall subscribe to the Pension Fund as determined by the Central Government from time to time at the time of such joining in accordance with the age of the eligible subscriber, as specified in the contribution chart appended as Annexure to this Scheme. 
  • (3) The Central Government shall also contribute to the Pension Fund the equal amount as contributed by an eligible subscriber. 
  • (4) Each contribution payable under sub-paragraph (1) or sub-paragraph (2) shall be rounded off so as to the amount of fifty paise or more shall be counted as the next higher rupee and a fraction of a rupee less than fifty paise shall be ignored. 
4. Eligibility to join the Scheme:-

  • (1) This Scheme shall be open only to the unorganised worker for joining, whose monthly income is not exceeding fifteen thousand rupees and who has a savings bank account in his name and Aadhar number. 
  • (2) The unorganised worker referred to in sub-paragraph (1) shall be not less than eighteen years of age and not exceeding forty years of age. 
  • (3) The unorganised worker referred to in sub-paragraph (1) shall not be eligible to join the Scheme, if he is covered under National Pension Scheme contributed by the Central Government or Employees’ State Insurance Corporation Scheme under the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 (34 of 1948) or Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme under the Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (19 of 1952) or he is an income-tax assessee. 
5. Recovery of damages for default in payment of contributions:- Where an eligible subscriber makes a default in the payment of any contribution to be payable by him under this Scheme to the Pension Fund referred to in sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 3, then, he shall be allowed to regularise his contribution by paying his entire outstanding dues, along with interest of the rate as determined by the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment from time to time. 

6. Resolution of doubts, etc:- If any doubt arises as to whether any unorganised worker is entitled to become an eligible subscriber to join this Scheme or any difficulty arises in implementation of this Scheme, then,- 

  • (i) in case of such doubt, the issue shall be referred to the Joint Secretary and Director General Labour Welfare, Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, New Delhi, whose clarification thereon shall be conclusive; and 
  • (ii) in case of such difficulty in implementation, the issue shall be referred to the Central Government, whose clarification thereon shall be conclusive. 
7. Benefits on leaving the Pension Scheme:- The exit provisions and benefits thereunder, of this Scheme are as under, namely:— 

  • (i) in case an eligible subscriber exits this Scheme within a period of less than ten years from the date of joining the Scheme by him, then the share of contribution by him only will be returned to him with savings bank rate of interest payable thereon; 
  • (ii) if an eligible subscriber exits after completion of a period of ten years or more from the date of joining the Scheme by him but before his age of sixty years, then his share of contribution only shall be returned to him along with accumulated interest thereon as actually earned by the Pension Fund referred to in sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 3 or the interest at the savings bank interest rate thereon, whichever is higher; 
  • (iii) if an eligible subscriber has given regular contributions and died due to any cause, his spouse shall be entitled to continue with the Scheme subsequently by payment of regular contribution as applicable or exit by receiving the share of contribution paid by such subscriber along with accumulated interest, as actually earned thereon by the Pension Fund, referred to in sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 3 or at the savings bank interest rate thereon, whichever is higher; 
  • (iv) after death of subscriber and his or her spouse, the corpus shall be credited back to the fund; 
  • (v) in case of exit on account of clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) above, the accumulated share of Government’s contribution shall be credited back to the Pension Fund; 
  • (vi) any other exit provision, including nomination, as may be decided by the Central Government by issuing instructions from time to time. 
8. Benefits on disablement:- If an eligible subscriber has given regular contributions and become permanently disabled due to any cause before attaining his age of sixty years, and is unable to continue to contribute under this Scheme, his spouse shall be entitled to continue with the Scheme subsequently by payment of regular contribution as applicable or exit the Scheme by receiving the share of contribution deposited by such subscriber, with interest as actually earned thereon by the Pension Fund, referred to in sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 3 or the interest at the savings bank interest rate thereon, whichever is higher. 

9. Benefits to the family on death of an eligible subscriber:- During the receipt of pension, if an eligible subscriber dies, his spouse shall be only entitled to receive fifty per cent. of the pension received by such eligible subscriber, as family pension and such family pension shall be applicable only to the spouse. 

10. Payment of pension:-

  • (1) Each eligible subscriber under this Scheme shall receive assured minimum monthly pension of three thousand rupees after attaining the age of sixty years. 
  • (2) Once the eligible subscriber joins this Scheme at the entry age between eighteen to forty years, such subscriber has to contribute till attaining the age of sixty years and on attaining his age of sixty years, such subscriber shall be entitled to get the assured minimum monthly pension of three thousand rupees with benefit of family pension specified in paragraph 9, as the case may be. 

Annexure 
[see paragraph 3(2)]
Entry Age (in years)
Superannuation Age
(in years)
Member's monthly contribution
(Rs.)
Central Government's monthly contribution (Rs.)
Total monthly contribution (Rs.)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)= (3)+(4)
18
60
55
55
110
19
60
58
58
116
20
60
61
61
122
21
60
64
64
128
22
60
68
68
136
23
60
72
72
144
24
60
76
76
152
25
60
80
80
160
26
60
85
85
170
27
60
90
90
180
28
60
95
95
190
29
60
100
100
200
30
60
105
105
210
31
60
110
110
220
32
60
120
120
240
33
60
130
130
260
34
60
140
140
280
35
60
150
150
300
36
60
160
160
320
37
60
170
170
340
38
60
180
180
360
39
60
190
190
380
40
60
200
200
400

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