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Government of India
Ministry of Finance
02-November-2018 15:25 IST
Easy to Explain Benefits drive Atal Pension Yojana (APY) backed by Government of India's Guarantee;The Subscriber base under APY has crossed 1.24 crore mark; More than 27 lacs new subscribers have joined the Scheme during the Current Financial Year 2018-19

The Atal Pension Yojana (APY) is the guaranteed Pension Scheme of Government of India administered by PFRDA.

 

The Subscriber base under APY has crossed 1.24 crore mark. The Govt of India guarantees the pension benefits. The Scheme is very easy to understand and it is very transparent. More than 27 lacs new subscribers have joined the Scheme during the current financial year, i.e. 2018-19. States like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka are the top contributors in APY enrollment. The Scheme allows any Indian Citizen between the age group of 18-40 years to join through the bank or post office branches where one has the savings bank account. The table below shows State wise enrollment, gender wise distribution and coverage along with the latest population in those States.

 

The State wise potential, that is eligible population that can be covered under APY, and gender wise distribution of population as on 27th Oct 2018 is given below:

 

 

S.No

STATE

POPULATION BETWEEN AGE GROUP 18 TO 40

Number of APY Subscribers as on 27.10.2016

Percentage of Population Covered under APY

Total Female Subscribers

Percentage of Female Subscribers

Total Male Subscibers

Percentage of Male Subscribers

Total Transgender Subscribers

Percentage of Transgender Subscribers

Total

1

ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS

168,753

1,856

1

715

39

1,141

61

0

0

1,856

2

ANDHRA PRADESH & TELANGANA

34,832,527

1,128,032

3

565,804

50

561,843

50

385

0

1,128,032

3

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

542,212

4,507

1

1,936

43

2,571

57

0

0

4,507

4

ASSAM

12,291,862

250,783

2

109,481

44

141,259

56

43

0

250,783

5

BIHAR

35,484,731

1,116,119

3

559,297

50

556,707

50

115

0

1,116,119

6

CHANDIGARH

473,489

19,408

4

6,383

33

13,023

67

2

0

19,408

7

CHHATTISGARH

9,675,449

194,442

2

77,620

40

116,810

60

12

0

194,442

8

DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI

161,941

6,689

4

1,350

20

5,337

80

2

0

6,689

9

DAMAN & DIU

134,502

4,697

3

735

16

3,962

84

0

0

4,697

10

DELHI

7,266,256

205,759

3

67,330

33

138,376

67

53

0

205,759

11

GOA

595,087

28,951

5

10,480

36

18,468

64

3

0

28,951

12

GUJARAT

23,827,045

591,045

2

179,603

30

411,318

70

124

0

591,045

13

HARYANA

10,104,539

278,199

3

75,688

27

202,460

73

51

0

278,199

14

HIMACHAL PRADESH

2,685,526

79,964

3

27,241

34

52,711

66

12

0

79,964

15

JAMMU & KASHMIR

4,775,045

47,614

1

12,025

25

35,551

75

38

0

47,614

16

JHARKHAND

11,967,910

258,688

2

128,426

50

130,239

50

23

0

258,688

17

KARNATAKA

25,359,036

915,260

4

389,509

43

525,564

57

187

0

915,260

18

KERALA

11,943,218

276,115

2

151,103

55

124,961

45

51

0

276,115

19

LAKSHADWEEP

25,877

295

1

80

27

215

73

0

0

295

20

MADHYA PRADESH

27,234,721

662,515

2

226,775

34

435,630

66

110

0

662,515

21

MAHARASHTRA

45,274,703

1,000,604

2

354,301

35

646,088

65

215

0

1,000,604

22

MANIPUR

1,140,447

8,031

1

3,833

48

4,198

52

0

0

8,031

23

MEGHALAYA

1,068,987

9,049

1

3,705

41

5,344

59

0

0

9,049

24

MIZORAM

432,946

5,798

1

3,089

53

2,709

47

0

0

5,798

25

NAGALAND

783,664

7,214

1

2,986

41

4,228

59

0

0

7,214

26

ODISHA

16,118,865

398,416

2

161,799

41

236,501

59

116

0

398,416

27

PUDUCHERRY

512,040

23,991

5

12,601

53

11,381

47

9

0

23,991

28

PUNJAB

11,134,889

381,405

3

120,374

32

261,003

68

28

0

381,405

29

RAJASTHAN

25,277,598

569,052

2

173,965

31

394,957

69

130

0

569,052

30

SIKKIM

264,461

6,828

3

2,606

38

4,221

62

1

0

6,828

31

TAMIL NADU

29,069,600

968,372

3

529,395

55

438,679

45

298

0

968,372

32

TRIPURA

1,503,503

28,786

2

12,544

44

16,240

56

2

0

28,786

33

UTTAR PRADESH

71,289,176

1,790,481

3

594,235

33

1,195,808

67

438

0

1,790,481

34

UTTARAKHAND

3,810,712

122,871

3

40,855

33

81,997

67

19

0

122,871

35

WEST BENGAL

36,688,732

709,869

2

324,163

46

385,522

54

184

0

709,869

 

TOTAL

463,920,049

12,101,705

3

4,932,032

41

7,167,022

59

2,651

0

12,101,705

 

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