Governments

Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs
http://www.moia.gov.in
The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs is the nodal ministry for welfare and social security of 5 million overseas Indian migrant workers with ECR visas who are on short-term work contracts in 17 countries including the GCC. The Ministry has launched a co-contributions based pension, insurance and return and resettlement saving scheme for overseas Indian workers. The scheme was launched on 01 May 2012 at Kerala and is being implemented initially at UAE and Kerala.


Government of Karnataka
http://www.karnataka.gov.in
The Government of Karnataka has notified a co-contributory pension scheme targeting low income informal sector workers located in all 30 districts of the State. This scheme is being managed by the Unorganised Labour Welfare Board of Karnataka.


Government of Rajasthan
http://www.rajasthan.gov.in
The Government of Rajasthan launched India’s first co-contributory pension scheme targeting low income informal sector workers. This "Vishwakarma Yojana" was implemented by the Labour Department of Rajasthan. The State has recently dovetailed the Viswakarma Scheme with the NPS-Lite Swavalamban scheme.

Changing Lives
field updates

Low income individuals in remote tribal locations at Tamil Nadu are now being enrolled for "micro-pension" in partnership with Centre for Tribal Research and Development (CTRD).

IIMPS and eKutir will jointly assist low income farmers in Odisha to accumulate micro-savings through the Micro-Pension model.