Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched three mega social security schemes.

Three schemes intend to widen the process of financial inclusion in the country include

  • Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Yojana (PMJJBY).
  • Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY).
  • Atal Pension Yojana (APY).

Atal Pension Yojana (APY)

  • Under APY scheme, the pension subscribers will receive a fixed minimum monthly pension ranging from 1,000 rupees to 5,000 rupees from the age of 60 years.
  • Contribution: Union Government will co-contribute 50 percent of the total contribution of subscriber for a period of 5 years.
  • Eligibility: Subscribers must have bank account and should not be members of any statutory social security scheme or should not be Income Tax payers.
  • The minimum age of joining: 18 years and maximum age is 40 years.
  • Focus of APY:To target unorganised sector workers.
  • Operational Framework of APY: It will be administered by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA).

 Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Yojana (PMJJBY)

  • It is in the form of life insurance in case of death due to any reason.
  • Eligibility: Available to any person in the age group of 18 to 50 years having a bank account.
  • Risk Coverage: 2 Lakh rupees in case of death due to any reason.
  • Payment Mode of premium: 330 rupees per annum will be directly auto-debited by the bank from the subscribers account.
  • Implementation of Scheme: Will be offered by Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) and all other life insurers who are willing to tie-up with banks for the purpose of joining the scheme.

 

Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY)

  • It is in the form of insurance available on accidental death, partial disability or full disability.
  • Eligibility: Available to any person in the age group of 18 to 70 years.
  • Risk Coverage: For accidental death and full disability– 2 Lakh rupees, For partial disability – 1 Lakh rupees.
  • Payment Mode of premium: 12 rupees per annum will be directly auto-debited by the bank from the subscribers account.

Implementation of Scheme: Will be offered by all Public Sector General Insurance Companies and all other insurers who are willing to tie-up with banks for the purpose of joining the scheme.