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प्रधानमंत्री आवास योजना Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY)
माननीय प्रधानमंत्री ने राष्ट्र की स्वतंत्रता के 75 वर्ष पूर्ण हो जाने पर वर्ष 2022 तक सभी के लिए आवास की परिकल्पना की है। इस उद्येश्य की प्राप्ति के लिए केन्द्र सरकार ने एंक व्यापक मिशन "2022 तक सबके लिए आवास" शुरू किया है। 25 जून 2015 को प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी ने इस बहुप्रतीक्षित योजना को प्रधानमंत्री आवास योजना के नाम से प्रारम्भ किया है।
Hon’ble Prime Minister envisioned housing for All by 2022 when the Nation completes 75 years of its Independence. In order to achieve this objective, Central Government has launched a comprehensive mission “Housing for All by 2022”. This much awaited scheme has been launched by the Prime Minister of India, Sh. Narendra Modi on 25th June, 2015 as Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
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Cabinet approves introduction of Pension and Post-Retirement Medical Schemes

Cabinet approves introduction of Pension and Post-Retirement Medical Schemes

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of Pension and Post-Retirement Medical Schemes as part of superannuation benefits for Employees of Food Corporation of India (FCI) as per guidelines of Department of Public Enterprises (DPE).
The annual financial implication for both schemes combined would be around Rs. 134.4 crore at present level of salaries of the employees.
Salient Features of New Pension Scheme for Employees of FCI
1. Coverage – All employees. (Category I, II, III and IV) of the Corporation on the payroll as on 1.12.2008 or appointed thereafter are covered under the scheme.
2. Eligibility – Minimum service period of 15 years before superannuation except in case of death.
3. Effective date of implementation – 01.12.2008. (as per effective date of wage revised allowances.
4. Employer’s Contribution – 10% of Basic pay and DA per month in respect of all existing employees as on 01.12.2008 or appointed thereafter.
5. Employees’ Mandatory Contribution – 2% of basic pay + DA per month. Employees’ Voluntary Contribution – upto 25% of basic pay + DA per month
6. Benefits – Pension (Annuity) on superannuation and Death Cover.
Salient Features of New Post-Retirement Medical Scheme for employees of FCI
1. Applicability – All employees Category I, II, III & IV employees of the Corporation including retired employees who are members of the current employee funded Medical Health Scheme for Retirees.

2. Eligibility – Minimum service period of 15 years before superannuation except in case of death.
3. Employer contribution – 3.83% of Basic + DA w.e.f. 01.04.2016.
4. Employee Contribution – Last drawn Basic pay and DA at the time of retirement / death during service (for spouse), subject to minimum of Rs.10,000.
5. Coverage – The Scheme would cover the medical expenses of retired member, his/her spouse and dependent disabled child at any hospital in India subject to the overall annual ceiling.
Background:-
FCI was established in 1965 under the Food Corporations Act, 1964 for the purpose of procurement, storage, distribution and sale of foodgrains and other foodstuffs. Over the years it has played a pivotal role in achieving the objective of food security for the country. Given its strategic importance, size of operations and other parameters, FCI has been recognised as Schedule ‘A’ Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs).

Source : pmindia.gov.in

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