PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana list 2019: In a landmark decision in the very first cabinet meeting after taking the oath to power, PM Narendra Modi-led Union government has decided to comprehensively extend the ambit of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN). Now, all land holding eligible farmer families (subject to the prevalent exclusion criteria) would avail of the benefits under this scheme. This means that in the revised list, all farmers, except those in the exclusion criteria, would be included. The revised Scheme is now expected to cover around 2 crore more farmers, increasing the coverage of PM-KISAN to around 14.5 crore beneficiaries, with an estimated expenditure by Central Government of Rs. 87,217.50 crores for the year 2019-20.
Exclusion criteria under PM-Kisan
Previously, all landholding farmer families having cultivable landholding up to 2 hectare, whose names appear in the land records of States/UT as on 01.02.2019, were eligible to get benefit under the scheme. This has now been extended to all farmers. However, those falling in the prevalent exclusion criteria won’t benefit from the scheme. These include (a) All Institutional Landholders; and (b) Farmer families in which one or more of its members belong to the following categories:
i. Former and present holders of constitutional posts
ii. Former and present Ministers/ State Ministers and former/present Members of Lok Sabha/ Rajya Sabha/ State Legislative Assemblies/ State Legislative Councils, former and present Mayors of Municipal Corporations, former and present Chairpersons of District Panchayats.
iii. All serving or retired officers and employees of Central/ State Government Ministries /Offices/Departments and its field units Central or State PSEs and Attached offices /Autonomous Institutions under Government as well as regular employees of the Local Bodies (Excluding Multi Tasking Staff / Class IV/Group D employees)
iv. All superannuated/retired pensioners whose monthly pension is Rs.10,000/-or more(Excluding Multi Tasking Staff / Class IV/Group D employees)
v. All Persons who paid Income Tax in the last assessment year.
vi. Professionals like Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Chartered Accountants, and Architects registered with Professional bodies and carrying out profession by undertaking practices…..Read More>>>