Atal Pension Yojana.

The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has submitted a proposal to increase the limit of pension and age under Atal Pension Yojana (APY). The same is under examination in consultation with PFRDA.

The number of beneficiaries under APY in last three years, State-wise, are as per Annexure A.

Atal Pension Yojana(APY) is open to all citizens of India between 18-40 years of age. Accordingly, Mudra beneficiaries, Self Help Group (SHG) members and Anganwadi workers who are a citizen of India and fall between 18-40 years of age are eligible to join APY.

 

This was stated by the Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharamanin a written reply to a Parliament Question in Rajya Sabha today.

State-wise number of beneficiaries under Atal Pension Yojana in the last three years

 

Sr. No Name of State 2016- 2017 2017- 2018 2018-2019
1 Andaman & Nicobar Islands 1,898 1,696 1,302
2 Andhra Pradesh 353,119 2,79,970 359,113
3 Arunachal Pradesh 4,265 3,312 3,289
4 Assam 68,324 1,40,184 76,671
5 Bihar 528,044 5,07,457 496,410
6 Chandigarh 8,676 6,592 6,509
7 Chhattisgarh 74,054 82,312 89,236
8 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 4,695 5,901 7,301
9 Daman & Diu 6,853 13,024 23,842
10 Delhi 92,328 81,556 91,750
11 Goa 13,119 12,510 36,986
12 Gujarat 253,884 2,16,672 241,229
13 Haryana 107,385 1,03,464 113,586
14 Himachal Pradesh 38,479 30,805 32,190
15 Jammu & Kashmir 28,332 13,051 15,056
16 Jharkhand 96,042 1,23,537 130,586
17 Karnataka 333,545 3,29,300 436,536
18 Kerala 105,863 1,04,985 134,529
19 Lakshadweep 2,237 1,429 986
20 Madhya Pradesh 241,888 2,41,995 262,944
21 Maharashtra 402,484 3,32,960 455,542
22 Manipur 7,167 4,106 10,589
23 Meghalaya 8,254 2,931 24,254
24 Mizoram 9,019 5,552 5,886
25 Nagaland 18,210 14,560 27,808
26 Orissa 184,179 1,53,800 155,863
27 Pondicherry 7,614 10,656 16,180
28 Punjab 156,593 1,68,450 151,358
29 Rajasthan 283,118 2,05,400 206,683
30 Sikkim 6,878 14,878 38,921
31 Tamil Nadu 340,667 4,49,815 434,386
32 Telangana 133,410 1,19,853 183,209
33 Tripura 12,080 12,859 22,862
34 Uttar Pradesh 631,282 7,31,032 889,590
35 Uttaranchal 38,860 44,979 45,822
36 West Bengal 251,510 2,78,622 483,355
Total 4,854,355 48,50,205 57,12,359

 

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