Workers advised to get registered at CSCs

ITANAGAR, Mar 5: Labour Commissioner Ojing Darung on Tuesday advised eligible workers of the state – those between 18 and 40 years of age – to register themselves at any of the common service centres (CSC) in the districts in order to avail a pension of Rs 3000 per month after attaining the age of 60 years (on producing their Aadhaar card and savings/Jandhan account number).
Darung said this while briefing over 1500 workers from various trade unions and government and private establishments about the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan Dhan Yojana (PM-SYM). He was speaking during the live telecast of the launch of the PM-SYM by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the DK convention centre here.
The programme was organized by the labour & employment department in collaboration with the state CSC, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization, the Employees’ State Insurance Cooperation, and banking agencies.
The labour commissioner informed that the PM-SYM is open to all unorganized workers engaged as domestic workers, construction workers, street vendors, beedi workers, ragpickers, weavers, handloom and handicraft workers, agriculture workers, rickshaw pullers, washermen, cobblers, salesmen, leather workers, etc, and workers engaged in numerous other similar establishments or occupations, subject to payment of a premium of Rs 55 to 200 per month, according to the age at entry.
On-the-spot registration of workers was also done by the state CSC, in which more than 200 workers were registered.
Similar programmes were also conducted in almost all the districts of the state on the same day.
In Upper Subansiri district, the awareness programme on the PM-SYM was organized at the district labour & employment office in Daporijo.
DC Danish Ashraf said the scheme would be beneficial for unorganized workers like farmers, cobblers, tailors, rickshaw pullers, etc.
CSC-e Ltd DM Mami Leriak Tamin highlighted the procedures of applying for the pension scheme, and LEO AJ Ligu emphasized on creating awareness about the scheme.
The awareness programme was attended by members of the district’s labour union and people from various sections of the society. (With DIPRO input)