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Rashtrapati Bhavan launches campaign for FIT

India Blooms News Service | | 27 Sep 2014, 09:44 pm
New Delhi, Sept 27 (IBNS) The Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday launched a new campaign for turning the President’s Estate into a financially inclusive township (FIT).

"The FIT campaign is an initiative aimed at achieving the goal of complete financial inclusion of all residents and contractual workers of the President’s Estate numbering around 5000 by middle of December," the President's Secretariat said in a statement.

This pilot project is intended to establish a model of convergence in government programmes and services to ensure that benefits of various schemes accrue to all residents of the President’s Estate.

"Special attention will be given to senior citizens, women, and special children in the President’s Estate. Efforts will be made to ensure that contractual workers working in the President’s Estate obtain all possible benefits that are due to them. Steps will also be taken in future to provide residents of the President’s Estate benefits under the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) and pension benefits to young widows, disabled etc," said the statement.

A two day financial literacy-cum-inclusion camp for residents of the President’s Estate was inaugurated on Saturday by Secretary to the President Omita Paul to mark launch of the campaign.

Rashtrapati Bhavan Officials in collaboration with officials of the United Bank of India, National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) and SBI worked through the day to enrol residents of the President’s Estate in various schemes.