The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority aims to cover around 45 crore people in the unorganised sector under its schemes, its member Supratim Bandyopadhyay said on Friday.
The PFRDA runs the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) and National Pension System (NPS) schemes, and has around 3 crore subscribers currently.
“Our idea is to reach 45 crore people who are in the unorganised sector and having no access to any financial products,” Bandyopadhyay, a Whole Time Member of the authority, said here at the APY Felicitation Programme.
Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar is over-the-moon with her latest directorial “Chhapaak” as she says the movie has succeeded to serve its “purpose” after Uttarakhand announced pension for acid attack survivors in the state following the release.
On Sunday, she took to Twitter, where she shared a news headline, which read: “Uttarakhand announces pension for acid attack survivors in state after release of ‘Chhapaak'”.
Meghna wrote: “PURPOSE.”
The newindianexpress.com on Saturday had reported that “as of now, there are 10-11 acid attack survivors living in the state of Uttarkhand”.
Rekha Arya, the State Women and Child Welfare Minister, while announcing the scheme said that the government was planning to start a pension scheme under which Rs 5,000-6,000 will be provided every month to the survivors so that they can live a life with dignity.