Pension Schemes Current Affairs - 2020

Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare integrates E-Pension Payment with Digi Locker

On August 26, 2020, the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare decided to integrate electronic pension payment order with Digi Locker. This will enhance Ease of Living of the Central Government Pensioners. Highlights The integrated system will generate Pension Payment Orde (PPO) and will eliminate delays in reaching PPOs to the new pensioners. The system Read More…

PFRDA suggests comprehensive Scheme to the Finance Ministry

On May 17, 2020, the Pension Fund and Regulatory Authority (PFRDA) of India suggested comprehensive scheme to the Ministry of Finance. Under the scheme, the social security measures for the people with low income are to be explored. Highlights The PFRDA has suggested comprehensive pension scheme to take along Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Read More…

National Pension Scheme for traders: Not successful as expected

The National Pension Scheme for traders, Shopkeepers and Self-Employed persons, also called the Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan-dhan Yojana was launched in July 2019. It aimed at benefitting 3 crore small traders and shopkeepers Highlights The Government set a target of 50 lakh enrolment by the end of March 2020. However, only 25,000 persons have Read More…

Labour Ministry is celebrating Pension Week

The Labor Ministry is celebrating pension week from November 30, 2019 to December 6, 2019 in order to increase enrolments under National Pension Scheme (NPS) for traders and Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM). The aim of the celebration is to enroll 1 crore beneficiaries under PMSYM and 50 lakh beneficiaries under NPS-traders. Highlights The Read More…

Government relaxes norms of Atal Pension Yojana to expand coverage

The Union Finance Ministry has relaxed norms of Atal Pension Yojana (APY) to allow small finance banks and payment banks to offer APY distribution. The move is expected to help expand coverage of the scheme and strengthen existing channels of APY distribution. Key Facts The APY scheme follows same investment pattern as applicable to National Read More…