PM- KISAN Scheme
  • PM KISAN is a Central Sector scheme with 100% funding from Government of India
  • It has become operational from 1.12.2018.
  • Under the scheme an income support of Rs.6000/- per year in three equal instalments will be provided to small and marginal farmer families having combined land holding/ownership of upto 2 hectares
  • Definition of family for the scheme is husband, wife and minor children.
  • State Goverment and UT Administration will identify the farmer families which are eligible for support as per scheme guidelines.
  • The fund will be directly transferred to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.
  • The first instalment for the period 1.12.2018 to 31.03.2019 is to be provided in this financial year itself.
  • There are various Exclusion Categories for the scheme.
Exclusion Categories
  • The following categories of beneficiaries of higher economic status shall not be eligible for benefit under the scheme.
  • (a) All Institutional Land holders.
  • (b) Farmer families in which one or more of its members belong to following categories
  • i) Former and present holders of constitutional posts
  • ii) Former and present Ministers/ State Ministers and former/present Members of LokSabha/ RajyaSabha/ 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) of above category
  • v) All Persons who paid Income Tax in last assessment year
  • vi) Professionals like Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Chartered Accountants, and Architects registered with Professional bodies and carrying out profession by undertaking practices.