The Union Labour and Employment Ministry’s donate-a-pension initiative, launched on March 7, had received contributions from “around 100” individuals or employers on behalf of unorganised workers till March 31, the Ministry said in a reply to the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
The scheme allows employers to pay a minimum of a year’s contributions under the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan, a pension scheme for unorganised workers, on behalf of employees or any other eligible worker.
Minister of State for Labour and Employment Rameswar Teli said in response to a question in the Rajya Sabha that the donors could pay a minimum of a year’s contribution, which ranged from Rs. 660 to Rs. 2,400, depending on the age of the worker.