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Government will give pension of Rs 10000 to the elderly, not Rs 5000, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will announce this in the budget?

Atal Pension Yojana: Under the Atal Pension Yojana, there is a provision to get a payout of Rs 1000 to Rs 5000 per month. In the coming time, its limit can be increased to Rs 10000 by the government.

Budget Expectations: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the first budget of the third term of the Modi government on July 23. In such a situation, from the salaried class to farmers, from traders to pensioners, everyone has different expectations from the government. Meanwhile, sources are claiming that the government can double the minimum guarantee amount under its flagship social security scheme, Atal Pension Yojana, to Rs 10,000 in the upcoming budget.

APY has 66.2 crore members so far

Sources say that the government is assessing a proposal in this regard in view of its fiscal impact. As the time for presenting the budget is getting closer, a decision will be taken on this. The government is working towards taking steps towards social security. Actually, the government is preparing the ground to implement the Labor Act on social security. According to a data, under APY, till June 20, there were a total of 66.2 crore members in the scheme and 1.22 crore new registrations were done in 2023-24. According to the news of ET, the minimum payout in Atal Pension Yojana can be increased to Rs 10,000 by the government.

Work continues to improve the pension scheme

An official, on the condition of anonymity, told ET that some suggestions have been given to improve the Atal Pension Yojana. These suggestions are being considered. Currently, the scheme provides a minimum pension of Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000 per month with the guarantee of the government. However, it depends on your contribution. The amount you contribute, the pension you get in the future is the same.

The value of the current amount will decrease with time

Last month, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) chairman Deepak Mohanty had said that in the year 2023-24, the registration in Atal Pension Yojana (APY) was the highest since the scheme was started in 2015. PFRDA is advocating to increase the pension to a maximum of Rs 5000. The regulator argues that the existing amount may lose value over time.

Gave 9.1% return from the beginning

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said that Atal Pension Yojana (APY) was designed as an affordable scheme with guaranteed pension amount. In a post on X, she said that the scheme has given 9.1% return from the beginning and it is much better than other schemes. The Finance Minister said that Atal Pension Yojana has been run for the poor and lower middle class people. Sitharaman had said that there is a facility under the scheme that if you want, you can also stop paying the premium. But the scheme will continue by default.

What is Atal Pension Yojana

Atal Pension Yojana (APY) was started by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) in the year 2015-16. The scheme has been linked to the National Pension System. In case of death or any serious illness, 100% of the money deposited at the age of 60 can be withdrawn under this scheme. Even if you withdraw the money, you will get pension on the entire amount deposited. People who pay income tax cannot take advantage of this scheme.

Shyamu Maurya
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