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Atal Pension Yojana Details

Atal Pension Yojana Details

“As our young population ages, it is also going to be pension-less. Encouraged by the success of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, I propose to work towards creating a universal social security system for all Indians that will ensure that no Indian citizen will have to worry about illness, accidents or penury in old age”, said Finance Minister Jaitley in his 2015-16 Union Budget speech. In keeping with this ideal, a National Pension Scheme, the Atal Pension Yojana was effected from May, 2015. The scheme intends to bring pension benefits to people of the unorganised sector so that they can enjoy social security with a minimum contribution per month. People who work in the private sector or are employed in occupations that do not give them the benefit of pension can apply for this scheme. They can opt for a fixed pension of INR 1,000 or 2,000 or 3,000 or 4,000 or 5,000 on attaining the age of 60. The amount of contribution and the individual’s age will determine the pension.