Jharkhand Universal Pension Scheme 2022: Jharkhand government has started Jharkhand Universal Pension Scheme in which beneficiaries of old age pension, widow (widow) pension and handicapped (divyangjan) pension scheme will get 1000 rupees per month. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that the state government has launched Universal Pension Scheme to provide Rs 1,000 per month to all the people of the state who are the beneficiaries of social security scheme. The state government wants the entire 3.25 crore population of Jharkhand to become rich, where no one suffers from lack of money and can change their lives. The overall development of the state takes place only with the participation of the people. The state government wants to get rid of poverty by the power of the people, the policies of the government and the intention of development. For the upliftment of the citizens, the government has also started various schemes for the welfare of the people. Now, the government has increased the Jharkhand old age/widow/disabled pension amount or social security benefits for poor citizens. About Information for Scheme The Jharkhand State Cabinet has decided to introduce Universal Pension Scheme by bringing necessary amendments in the pension rules on the recommendation of the Department of Women, Child Development and Social Security. After the amendments, the pension scheme in Jharkhand will be universally available to all eligible people who do not fall in the two exclusion categories. A person of 60 years of age, any disabled person or a widow above 18 years of age and those entitled to pension under any other category will now be excluded only if they fall in the 2 exclusion categories mentioned below:- The beneficiary or immediate family member is an income tax payer, orIf the beneficiary or family member is a permanent employee of a State, Central or Public Sector Undertaking. Amendments have been introduced in the Centrally Sponsored Pension Schemes under the National Social Assistance Program and the Social Security Pension Schemes operated under the State Plan. Universal Pension Scheme in Jharkhand Budget 2022-23 In the Jharkhand budget speech 2022-23, the Finance Minister mentioned “Sir, Sir, our government has always stood with every weak-poor. Universal Pension has been envisaged by the state government to fulfill this purpose, which has been simplified to make it possible to get pension. So far 02 lakh 90 thousand people have been benefited after implementing this scheme. The remaining beneficiaries will be covered in the financial year 2022-23. Who can avail the benefit of Universal Pension Scheme? Now under the new rule, the mandatory to show APL / BPL card has been done away with. The needy beneficiaries can show their voter ID card to register themselves under Universal Pension Scheme. Every citizen above 60 years of age will now be covered under the benefits of the pension scheme under the new provisions. The said person should not be a taxpayer. At the same time, widow women above the age of 18 years are eligible for the benefit of the pension scheme. For this the husband's death certificate will be required. These women will also get the benefit of pension scheme At the same time, abandoned women above the age of 18 years and single women above 45 years are also entitled to pension benefits. Women falling under these categories will need a joint certificate of Mukhya and Panchayat Secretary or Ward Councilor and Revenue Sub-Inspector or certificate issued by MLA / MP or any Gazetted officer. All eligible beneficiaries will get pension in the account every month All of them will get 1 thousand rupees in their account on the 5th of every month. Significantly, the state government is connecting every person who comes under its purview with the Universal Pension Scheme. Apply here for Jharkhand Universal Pension Scheme To take advantage of Universal Pension Scheme, one can apply to the Block Development Officer (BDO) in rural areas and Circle Officer (CO) in urban areas. Jharkhand Old Age / Widow / Disabled Pension Amount Increase Under the Jharkhand Universal Pension Scheme, the state government will provide the increased amount in Old Age Pension, Widow (Widow) Pension and Viklang Pension Scheme. Now, all social security pension beneficiaries will get an enhanced amount of Rs 1000 from the current financial year. Jharkhand old age pension amount has been increased by Chief Minister Hemant Soren and will be deposited before 5th of any month. 1000 per month in Universal Pension Scheme In Jharkhand Universal Pension Scheme, the increased pension amount of Rs 1000 per month will be deposited directly into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries. This decision is going to have a huge impact on older people, widow women and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) and will raise their standard of living. In this Jharkhand Universal Pension Scheme all the social security scheme beneficiaries will now get 1000 rupees per month as pension. In addition, going directly to the beneficiary's account will also help in eliminating the need for middlemen and thus reducing middlemen. The state government is working relentlessly to ensure that the benefits of the pension scheme reach the last person in the society. The Jharkhand government is committed to the welfare of farmers, poor youth and women in the state. Apart from this, the government is giving special emphasis to the old people, widows and disabled persons to ensure the overall development of the society.