Mangaluru, May 9, 2015: D V Sadananda Gowda, Union minister for law and justice launched Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet social security schemes - Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana and Atal Pension Yojana today in Mangalore. Launching the schemes he said that these are testimony to the fact that NDA government is with the poor and middle class.
Gowda was speaking at a district-level launch ceremony of the social security schemes in the city on Saturday. "People were spreading false propaganda that the government of Narendra Modi is working for the rich in the country. Today, the Prime Minister has proved by launching social security schemes in Kolkata that the government exists for all citizens of the country. Previous governments too have launched several social security schemes. However, the schemes launched today are not limited to a section of the society. Whereas, all citizens of the country are eligible to avail the benefits of the three schemes that are rolled out," he added.
"People ridiculed when Narendra Modi launched Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana. The scheme that allowed every families to have bank account with zero balance has enabled the government to prevent corruption that is taking place in the form of middlemen. People are now able to avail government scheme benefits through their bank accounts directly," Gowda said.
Lauding the efforts of bank officials, who worked for the success of Jan-Dhan Yojana, Gowda said that 13 crore accounts have been opened under the programme within six months. "It is the bankers in the nation, who took banking to the doorsteps of the poor. The Prime Minister has appreciated banking fraternity for making Jan-Dhan Yojana a success. I call upon all bank employees to put effort to make the social security schemes successful by extending benefits to all citizens in the country," Gowda said.
The government aims at bringing transparency in all spheres of administration, which is necessary for the development of nation, he said. "Days are nearing when the nation will be free from the clutches of corruption. A new chapter of economic prosperity will be added soon to the history of India," he added.