In line with Pan country launch of three social security schemes Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY), Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) and Atal Pension Yojana (APY), three mega social security initiatives of Government of India were launched in Jammu by Union Minister PMOs Dr. Jitendra Singh at an event, facilitated by Punjab National Bank here today.
Member Parliament Jammu Poonch Constituency Jugal Kishore, Minister for Social Welfare Bali Bhagat and Minister of State for Finance Pawan Gupta were also present on the occasion.
. Legislators, heads from Banks, Insurance Companies, Regional Director RBI ,CGM NABARD and members of civil society were also present on the occasion . The gathering also included beneficiaries of the new schemes who were distributed Policy Enrolment receipts by Dr. Jitendra Singh.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Jitendra Singh informed that these welfare schemes are an extension of ‘Jan Dhan se Jan Suraksha’ aimed at broadening the ambit of social security measures for one and all in the country. He exhorted bankers to ensure maximum coverage upto 31st May so that the national target of enrolling 10 crore population in the country is not only achieved but surpassed. He further added that bankers must enroll their existing and new customers for Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Beema Yojna and Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Beema Yojna as the premiums for Accidental and life insurance coverage in these schemes is just Rs. 12 and Rs. 330 per annum respectively which happens to be the lowest and affordable by vast section of the people across the country. He also asked them to take up enrollments under the Atal Pension Yojna.
Various banks had put up stalls for onspot enrolment and counselling. A good number of beneficiaries were seen visiting these stalls for enrolment. Welcoming the guests and dignitaries Dr. Ram S Sangapure Executive Director Punjab National Bank highlighted the salient features of the schemes and also assured that banks shall ensure high level enrolment in these schemes across the country.
Vote of thanks was presented by B. M. Fazili DGM, PNB, CO, Jammu.