Senior Citizen & Differently Abled Persons
>>>> Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) to be revived for a limited period from 15 August, 2014 to 14 August, 2015 for the benefit of citizens aged 60 years and above.
>>>> A committee will to examine and recommend how unclaimed amounts with PPF, Post Office, saving schemes etc. can be used to protect and further financial interests of the senior citizens?
>>>> Government notified a minimum pension of Rs. 1000 per month to all subscriber members of EP Scheme. Initial provision of Rs. 250 crore.
>>>> Increase in mandatory wage ceiling of subscription to Rs. 15000. A provision of Rs. 250 crore in the current budget.
>>>> EPFO to launch the “Uniform Account Number” Service for contributing members .
>>>> Scheme for Assistance to Disabled Persons for purchase/fitting of Aids and Appliances (ADIP) extended to include contemporary aids and assistive devices.
>>>> National level institutes for Universal Inclusive Design , Mental Health Rehabilitation and a Centre for Disability Sports to be established.
>>>> Assistance to State Governments to establish fifteen new Braille Presses and modernize ten existing Braille Presses.
>>>> Government to print currency notes with Braille like signs for visibly challenged persons.
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