Government Schemes

Central Government Support Schemes

Food related:
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana:

  • 2/3rd population to be covered
  • 5 kg of wheat and rice for free in addition to the current 5 kg allocation for the next 3 months
  • 1 kg of preferred pulse (based on regional preference) will be given for free to each household under this Food scheme for the next three months
  • This distribution will be done through Public Distribution Scheme (PDS) and can be availed in two installments

Direct Benefit Transfer Related:

PM KISAN Scheme:

-86.9 million farmers

-1st installment will be given upfront

MGNREGA:

-50 million families

-Wage increase from Rs 182 to Rs 202

Women Jan Dhan Acc. Holders:

-200 million

-to be given ex-gratia amount of INR 500 per month for the next 3 months, to run the affairs of their household.

Ujjwala Scheme:

-83 million families

-will get free LPG cylinders for 3 months

District Mineral Fund:

-those who are facing economic disruption because of the lockdown

-Allotted 310 billion

Self Help Groups:

-630000 SHGs which help 70 million families

-Doubling collateral free loans to Rs 200000

Others:

-30 million senior citizens, widows, disabled

-To get one-time ex-gratia amount of INR 1,000 in two installments over the next 3 months

Healthcare Related:

Healthcare workers insurance scheme:

-2 million health services and ancillary workers

-insurance cover of Rs 5 million per healthcare worker

Organised sector related- Social Security:

Employees Provident Fund Organization:

-employees who contribute to EPF can withdraw upto 75 percent of the account balance or 3 months’ basic salary and dearness allowance, which ever is lower
extended the due date for payment of contribution for wage month of March 2020 from 15 April 2020 to 15 May 2020 (30 days grace period)
Establishments which employ upto 100 employees and if 90 percent of whom earn upto INR 15,000 per month, the government will pay the employee provident fund contribution both of the employer and the employee (12 per cent each) for April 2020 to June 2020

Immigration:

-As per the Circular issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, foreign nationals who were stranded in India during Covid-19 crisis and whose Visa expired between 01.02.2020 and 30.04.2020 was granted an automatic extension of their Visa till 30.04.2020 after making an online application for the same
Exit of such foreign nationals was also granted without levy of overstay penalty

Financial Services:

-Complete waiver of minimum balance charges for Savings Bank account
-Debit card holders can withdraw cash from any bank ATM for free of charge
-Bank charges for digital trade transactions will be reduced for all trade finance customers

 

 

 

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