Cabinet approves relaxation of Aadhaar seeding of data of the beneficiaries under PM-Kisan: 10.10.2019

कैबिनेट ने पीएम-किसान के अंतर्गत लाभार्थियों के बैंक खाते आधार से जोड़ने की अनिवार्यता में छूट प्रदान करने को मंजूरी दी

Points to Remember:

  • The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the relaxation of the mandatory requirement of Aadhaar Seeded data as a pre-condition for release of funds to the beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri KisanSamman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme.
  • The scheme provides income support of Rs 6,000 per year to landholding families, subject to certain exclusions. The amount is released in three 4-monthly instalments of Rs 2,000 each directly to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries through DBT mode.
  • The mandatory requirement of Aadhaar seeding for release of benefits after 1st August, 2019 has been relaxed till 30th November, 2019. This will enable immediate release of benefits to a large number of farmers who are not able to avail the same due this requirement. This mandatory requirement will remain applicable for release of benefits w.e.f. 1st December, 2019 onwards. The Government will take adequate measures to validate the data before payment is made.

Background:

  • The Central Sector Scheme, namely, the Pradhan Mantri KisanSamman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) provides income support to land-holding farmers’ families, subject to certain exclusions, by way of payment of Rs.6000/- per year.
  • The amount is released in three 4-monthly instalments of Rs.2000 /- each directly into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries through DBT mode.
  • A total amount of more than Rs.27000 crores has already been released under the scheme through the 1st instalment to 6,76,76,073 beneficiaries, 2nd instalment to 5,14,27,195 beneficiaries and 3rd instalment to 1,74,20,230 beneficiaries.
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. Recently under which scheme, government has approved the relaxation of the mandatory requirement of Aadhaar Seeded data as a pre-condition for release of funds to the beneficiaries? Pradhan Mantri KisanSamman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme
  2. The Central Sector Scheme, namely, the Pradhan Mantri KisanSamman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) provides income support to land-holding farmers’ families, subject to certain exclusions, by way of payment of ___ per year. Rs.6000
  3. Name the central sector scheme, under which all small and marginal farmers will get up to 6,000 (US$87) per year as minimum income support? Pradhan Mantri KisanSamman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme

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