A pension scheme for people from Kerala settled outside the State would be launched in the city on April 21.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, and TS IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao would launch the scheme at Ravindra Bharathi. The premium is a minimum of ₹100 per month. While anyone above the age of 18 years can enroll for the scheme, those who are 55 years would be benefited the most as they would start getting the pension from 60 years of age. Speaking at a media briefing, All India Malayalee Association-TS Unit representatives said the scheme can be availed by all people of Kerala origin living outside the State.
The scheme launch will also have a display of traditional art forms of Kerala including Kalaripayattu.
“Pravasis (non-residential Keralites) who are enrolled in the pravasi pension scheme aged above 60 years will get a minimum pension of ₹ 2,000 per month. Those who are already getting State or Central Government pensions and any other government pensions are not eligible for the pravasi pension,” said T.S.C. Prasad, who is the president of the association.
The announcement was made in the presence of C.G. Chandra Mohan and T.V. Varghese, vice-president and treasurer of the association.