PM Garib Kalyan Yojana 2022 , Ration Subsidy, PMGKY, Registration, Eligibility, Beneficiary List

PM Garib Kalyan Yojana Registration, Eligibility, Beneficiary List and other details about PMGKY can be checked from this page. You will get the complete information about the services which will be provided to you under PM Garib Kalyan Yojana in our article. Stay connected with us for more information and read the article on our website carefully till the end. We will tell you in our article how you can register on this portal, which will also give complete information about eligibility, benefit lists. For more information about this scheme, if you want, you can also check by going to the online portal, the link of which will be available in our article.

The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana / Package is a comprehensive relief package of Rs 1.70 Lakh Crore Yojana for the poor to help them fight the battle against Corona Virus. This was announced in March 2020, to reach out to the poorest of the poor, with food and money in hands, so that they do not face difficulties in buying essential supplies and meeting essential needs. The package included the measures listed hereunder from 30th March 2020:

  • Insurance cover of Rs 50 Lakh per health worker fighting COVID-19 to be provided under Insurance Scheme – extended for one year effective April 2021
  • 80 crore poor people will to get 5 kg wheat or rice and 1 kg of preferred pulses for free every month for the next three months – extended to November 2021 (initially, the package was extended to May & June 2021; originally, it was extended to November 2020)
  • 20 crore women Jan Dhan account holders to get Rs 500 per month for next three months
  • Increase in MNREGA wage to Rs 202 a day from Rs 182 to benefit 13.62 crore families
  • An ex-gratia of Rs 1,000 to 3 crore poor senior citizen, poor widows and poor disabled
  • Government to front-load Rs 2,000 paid to farmers in first week of April 2020 under existing PM Kisan Yojana to benefit 8.7 crore farmers
  • Central Government has given orders to State Governments to use Building and Construction Workers Welfare Fund to provide relief to Construction Workers

Status of the PMGKP as on 7th Sep 2020


Status of the PMGKP as on 7th Sep 2020

Insurance Scheme for Health Workers

The Insurance Scheme has been extended for a period of 1 year (from its original validity of 90 days from 30 March 2020) effective April 20, 2021, to cover Health Workers who are helping in the fight against COVID-19. The scheme covers loss of life due to COVID-19 and accidental death on account of COVID-19 related duty. In case of an eventuality, an amount of INR 50 lakhs will be paid to the claimant of the insured person. The scheme was originally launched last year, and policies under the scheme began from 30th March 2020. All government health centres, wellness centres and hospitals of Centre as well as States are covered under this scheme approximately 22 lakh health workers would be provided insurance cover to fight this pandemic. The Government recently announced a new process for certifying claims by the District Collector and the insurance company approving and settling the claims within 48 hours.
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana

Government of India resolved that it would not allow anybody, especially any poor family, to suffer on account of non-availability of foodgrains due to disruption from COVID-19.

  • 80 crore individuals, i.e, roughly two-thirds of India’s population were to be covered under this scheme.
  • Each individual was to be provided double of their current entitlement over next three months.
  • This additionality was free of cost.

Progress of the PM GK Ann Yojana - Foodgrains


Status of the PMGKP Ann Yojana – Foodgrains as on 7th Sep 2020

Pulses: To ensure adequate availability of protein to all the above-mentioned individuals, 1 kg per family, was to be provided pulses according to regional preferences. These pulses were to be provided free of cost by the Government of India.

Progress of the PM GK Ann Yojana - Pulses


Status of the PMGKP Ann Yojana – Pulses/Chana as on 7th Sep 2020

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) was launched by the Government of India and came into effect in 2016. It allows individuals to deposit money that has not been taxed. Under the scheme, 50% of the untaxed amount must be paid. The scheme was initially valid from December 2016 to March 2017. However, it was later extended till the month of June 2020. 

Package of Rs.1.70 lakh crore announced by Finance Minister 

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a package of Rs.1.70 lakh crore under the scheme shortly after the announcement of national lockdown. As part of the package, government announced medical insurance coverage of Rs.50 lakh per person to around 20 lakh COVID-19 warriors.  

The benefits of the package were divided into two parts. They are: 

  1. Food security 
  2. Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) 

Food security

As part of food related relief measures, the government announced that around 80 crore people will be receiving 5 kg of rice or wheat along with one kg of preferred pulse every month till the end of November. This benefit will be provided in addition to the 5 kg of rice or wheat already provided every month.  

Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT)  

While under DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer), specific announcements were made by the Finance Minister. 

  • Benefit to farmers: Farmers will be provided an additional amount of Rs.2,000 by the government as front-load under the Kisan Samman Nidhi program.  
  • Increase in daily wage: The daily wage of workers under MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) has been increased to Rs.202 for the next 100 days. It is expected to benefit 5 crore families.  
  • Ex-gratia of Rs.1,000: The government will be providing 3 crore poor senior citizens, disabled persons and widows ex-gratia of Rs.1,000 over three months. 
  • Free LPG cylinders: Free LPG cylinders will be provided for the next three months to 8.3 crore BPL families that hold LPG connections under the Ujjwala scheme. 
  • Ex-gratia for women account holders: 20 crore women account holders under the Jan Dhan Yojana Scheme will be receiving ex-gratia amount of Rs 500 for the next three months.  
  • Avail collateral-free loans: Under National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), 63 lakh women Self-Help Groups (SHGs) will be able to avail collateral-free loans up to Rs.20 lakh. 
  • EPF benefit for workers from organized sector: For the next three months, the Government will pay the EPF contribution for both employer and employee (12% each). Establishments which have employees up to 100 with 90 percent of them drawing salary below Rs.15,000 per month will be benefited by the move. The government also amended regulations of EPFO to allow employees avail non-refundable advance of three months’ salary, or 75% of the total fund, whichever is lower. 
  • Utilization of welfare and district mineral fund: The government has directed state governments to utilise welfare fund and district mineral fund. While the welfare fund is being asked to protect the construction workers, the district mineral fund is to be used for screening, testing, and other requirements in order to combat COVID-19. 

FAQ’s on PMGKY

  1. What cover is provided under the scheme?
  2. Accidental death because of COVID-19 duty.
  3. Death due to COVID-19.
  4. How long is the insurance policy valid for?
  5. Do individuals need to enroll in the scheme?
  6. In the case of health workers, what is the age limit?
  7. Under the scheme, are expenses that have been incurred due to quarantine or treatment covered?

Benifits of PM Garib Kalyan Yojana

  • All ration card holders get benefits under this scheme.
  • 80 crore people are also subsidized through this scheme.
  • You are given a 7 kg ration in 3 months through this scheme.
  • Under this scheme, you are given vet 2 rupees kilos and rice 3 rupees kilos.
  • Many poor people have benefited greatly from this.
PM Garib Kalyan Yojana

How to register online in PM Garib Kalyan Yojana?

  1. To register, first, click on this link www.pib.nic.in.
  2. After that, the portal’s home page will open.
  3. On the home page, you will get the option to apply PMGKY, click on it.
  4. After clicking, on the next page, you have to fill in your bank details and other asked details according to the eligibility.
  5. After filing the details, you will be registered.
  6. Save the registration form and get a print copy.

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How to check the online Beneficiary List in PM Garib Kalyan Yojana?

  1. To check the beneficiary list, you must first go to the official website.
  2. The link of which will be available in our article.
  3. After that, the home page will open on your screen.
  4. On the home page, you will get the option of PMGKY Beneficiary List, click on it.
  5. After clicking, you have to fill in your details.
  6. After that, your list will be opened.
  7. Save it and download it.
  8. If you want, you can also take out a print copy.

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FAQ’s on PMGKY

  1. What cover is provided under the scheme?
  2. Accidental death because of COVID-19 duty.
  3. Death due to COVID-19.
  4. How long is the insurance policy valid for?
  5. Do individuals need to enroll in the scheme?
  6. In the case of health workers, what is the age limit?
  7. Under the scheme, are expenses that have been incurred due to quarantine or treatment covered?

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