Haryana authorities’s Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) is not going to solely allow the automated switch of the social safety scheme advantages to the eligible beneficiaries however will finally additionally allow beneficiaries a “social safety scheme portability”, a primary of its variety initiative taken by any state authorities.

State authorities will probably be implementing the PPP scheme in a phased method, finally giving an choice to all of the beneficiaries to go for the help underneath a specific scheme and alter the federal government help quantity inside the schemes underneath which they’re eligible.

“Assuming there’s a household which is under the earnings standards of Rs 1.8 lakh every year. The household avails ration underneath PDS scheme. However, the top of the household can also be a farmer and has his personal small area. He says that he’s deriving the cereal from his personal area and doesn’t want the PDS help from the federal government. However he requests that as a substitute of PDS help, will the federal government be capable to switch the equal quantity for the scholarship of his youngster the place he wants some monetary assist. With this household ID, such a factor turns into doable. As a result of the household, with this Parivar Pehchan Patra, shall be linked to all the federal government schemes”, Umashankar advised The Indian Specific.

Additional explaining the scheme portability, the officer added, “As an example, with this PPP the household can select that they need ‘X quantity’ from one scheme after which switch the stability from that scheme to a different scheme the place they really want extra help. Sum complete of all of the schemes that the household is entitled to shall be the identical, however with this PPP, the household will be capable to make an adjustment of the federal government help quantity inside the schemes for which they’re eligible. It would give an choice to a household to make use of scheme portability,” mentioned V Umashankar, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister.

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Describing the totally different levels wherein the state authorities will probably be implementing the PPP mannequin, Umashankar mentioned, “The primary stage is to compile all the info and linking it with all of the schemes as they’re. Individuals will probably be made eligible for all of the schemes in response to their entitlement, with out requiring them to go to a number of places of work. As an example, in case of widow pension and previous age pension, the second the data get up to date, the pensions will routinely start.”

He added, “Section-2 will probably be the place we not solely make individuals eligible for a specific social safety scheme, however we additionally inform them that that is your entitlement and inside that entitlement, they will select whether or not they need scheme A and never B, whether or not they need just a little extra in C and a discount of help quantity in scheme D. This portability of schemes will probably be launched on this PPP mannequin inside a 12 months’s time”.

Explaining the advantages of a compiled information of households which can be eligible underneath authorities’s numerous social safety schemes, Umashankar added, “When Covid hit us, inside the month of April and through a small period in Might, it’s due to the already compiled information that the federal government might attain out to almost 16.5 lakh households and supply them with the monetary help. All this was carried out with out getting right into a long-winded documentary verification train as a result of we had the first information compiled with us”.

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