In Budget 2019, The Modi Government has launched a mega pension yojana namely ‘Pradhan Mantri Shram–Yogi Maandhan’ for the unorganised sector workers with monthly income upto Rs. 15,000.
This pension yojana shall provide them an assured monthly pension of Rs. 3,000 from the age of 60 years on a monthly contribution of a small affordable amount during their working An unorganized sector worker joining pension yojana at the age of 29 years will have to contribute only ` 100 per month till the age of 60 years.
A worker joining the pension yojana at 18 years, will have to contribute as little as ` 55 per month only. The Government will deposit equal matching share in the pension account of the worker every month.
It is expected that at least 10 crore labourers and workers in the unorganised sector will avail the benefit of ‘Pradhan Mantri Shram–Yogi Maandhan’ within next five years making it one of the largest pension schemes of the world. A sum of `500 crore has been allocated for the Scheme.