Status: The Union Cabinet in its very first meeting approved a new scheme (originally named as Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan-Dhan Scheme) to provide a pension of at least Rs 3000/month to all shopkeepers, retail traders and self-employed persons with GST turnover of Rs 1.5 crore or less after they attain the age of 60 years. While the scheme aims to benefit about 3 crore small shopkeepers and traders, only 52,000 people were enrolled under the scheme by August 2020. i ii