Taxpayers would possibly not be eligible for Atal Pension Scheme

Source of revenue-tax payers might not be allowed to enrol within the executive’s pension safety scheme Atal Pension Yojana (APY) from October 1.

“From October 1, any citizen who’s or has been an income-tax payer, shall no longer be eligible to sign up for APY,” the finance ministry mentioned within the notification issued on Wednesday.

In a tweet, the dep. of economic services and products below the finance ministry, famous that the modification within the scheme used to be executed for higher concentrated on of pension advantages to underserved phase of the inhabitants. “Efficient in potential way from October 1, income-tax payer enrolled sooner than October 1 to proceed within the scheme,” it added.

The notification clarified that the expression “income-tax payer” shall imply an individual who’s prone to pay income-tax in keeping with the Source of revenue-Tax Act, 1961, as amended every so often.


The gazette notification mentioned that during case a subscriber, who joined on or after October 1, 2022, is therefore discovered to were an income-tax payer on or sooner than the date of utility, the APY account will probably be closed and the accrued pension wealth until date can be given to the subscriber.

Previous this month, minister of state for finance Bhagwat Karad famous in a respond to a query in Rajya Sabha that until July 21 round 4.31 crore subscribers had enrolled below the scheme.

APY is a voluntary, periodic contribution-based pension scheme below which the subscriber would obtain the pension after achieving the age of 60 years.

Every subscriber below Atal Pension Yojana will obtain a Central executive assured minimal pension of ₹1,000-5,000 per thirty days, after the age of 60 years till demise, relying at the contribution selected.

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