The variety of subscribers of the federal government’s Atal Pension Yojana (APY) crossed 3.30 crore-mark by August 25, the Pension Fund Regulatory and Improvement Authority (PFRDA) mentioned on Wednesday. Greater than 28 lakh new APY accounts have been opened throughout the present monetary 12 months.
General, enrolments beneath APY crossed 3.30 crore as on August 25, 2021, PFRDA mentioned in a launch.
The scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Could 9, 2015, primarily focusing on these working within the unorganised sector. Any citizen having a financial savings account with a financial institution or put up workplace within the age group of 18-40 years can be part of the scheme.
A assured pension scheme of the federal government, APY ensures Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000 monthly pension, relying upon the contribution made, to a subscriber from the retirement age of 60 years.
Public sector banks accounted for the best variety of APY subscribers at over 2.33 crore, as per PFRDA information.
It was adopted by regional rural banks (61.32 lakh), non-public banks (20.64 lakh), small finance banks and fee banks mixed (10.78 lakh), Division of Posts (3.40 lakh) and cooperative banks (84,627).
SBI, Canara Financial institution, Airtel Funds Financial institution, Financial institution of Baroda, Union Financial institution of India, Financial institution of India, Indian Financial institution, Central Financial institution of India and Punjab Nationwide Financial institution have been among the many prime banks, garnering greater than 1 lakh APY enrolments every throughout April 1-August 24, 2021.
Among the many states, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Odisha are within the prime league, with greater than 10 lakh enrolments as on August 25, the discharge mentioned.
PFRDA mentioned practically 78 per cent of the subscribers have opted for the Rs 1,000 pension plan whereas round 14 per cent for the Rs 5,000 pension plan.
Round 44 per cent are feminine subscribers and about 44 per cent subscribers getting enrolled are very younger and belong to the age-group of 18-25 years.
The regulator additionally mentioned it has taken APY Citizen Constitution in 13 regional languages for increasing the outreach.