Budget 2014-15 Highlights regarding Senior Citizen & Differently Abled Persons

Saturday, July 12, 2014 | comments

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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