A petition seeking removal of disparity in pension benefits of Armed Forces personnel under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Defense has been filed in the Supreme Court. This PIL filed by the “Hamara Desh Hamare Jawan” Trust stated that the Center had introduced a new contribution pension scheme and a notification was issued on January 1, 2004.
Through this, the government made the pension scheme contribution-based, which was to be deducted from the salary of the employee. Advocate Ajay K. According to the petition filed through Aggarwal, the central government is now implementing a hybrid pension scheme for armed forces personnel under the Ministry of Home Affairs, which is a mixture of old and new pension schemes.
Public, employees are getting benefits of these pension schemes
At present, the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan Yojana is being operated, out of which any worker of 18 to 40 years can register and take advantage of the scheme. Those who deposit the registration installment will get a pension of three thousand rupees every month after completing 60 years of age. Unorganized or home based workers, street hawkers, mid-day meal workers, head loaders, cobblers, garbage pickers, domestic workers, washermen, rickshaw pullers, rural landless, laborers, agricultural workers, construction workers, Beedi workers, handloom workers, leather workers or employees associated with any such work can become beneficiaries of the scheme. For enrollment in pension scheme, nomination can be made at any Public Service Center, Common Service Center. Anyone can register in the eligible scheme.
As per the eligibility conditions, the applicant should be a laborer in the unorganized sector, be between the age of 18 to 40 years, monthly income should be 15 thousand or less, should not be a member of EPF, NPS, ESI, should not be an income tax payer.