ADC reviews progress of PMSYM scheme

PASIGHAT, Jan 23: ADC Pasighat Tatdo Borang reviewed the progress of the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan Yojana (PMSYMY) that provides for a minimum monthly assured pension of Rs 3000 for unorganized sector workers.
After a threadbare discussion, Borang said that enrolments were below the expectation level.
The ADC admitted that unavailability of database of these unorganized sector workers is the main reason for low enrolment. He, however, directed the concerned officers to carryout wide awareness cum enrolment drives in all the administrative centres in the district, urging the targeted group to voluntary register names.
Emphasizing the need for implementation of the scheme, the ADC appealed to the media fraternity for wide publicity stating that PMSYM is related to voluntary and periodic contribution based pension system meant for unorganized workers, which include home-based workers, street vendors, cobblers, rag pickers domestic workers etc, who are in the age group of 18 to 40 years, having monthly income of Rs 15000 or below.
The meeting was attended by Labour Officer T Ringu, Assistant Employment Officer Ome Taggu, Registering Officer Tokmem Jamoh and others. (DIPRO)