Donate a pension Scheme – UPSC Prelims

Ministry: Ministry of Labour and Employment
Donate a Pension Scheme:
  • The ‘donate a pension’ scheme was launched by the Union Labour and Employment Ministry in 2019.
  • It allows any citizen to pay the premium amount on behalf of an unorganized worker under the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan Scheme.
  • The scheme allows unorganised sector workers between the age of 18 and 40, who earn up to ₹15,000 a month, to enrol by paying a premium amount between ₹55 and ₹200, depending on the age, that would be matched by the government.
  • The “Donate a pension” scheme allows a citizen to “donate the premium contribution of their immediate support staff such as domestic workers, drivers, helpers, care givers, nurses, in their household or establishment.”