Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana


1. Introduction: 

Government of India in the Budget Speech of 2018-19 has announced the enhancement of  
maximum limit under Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana to Rs. 15 lakhs per senior  
citizen. The period of sale for this scheme has also been extended upto 31st March, 2020.

LIC of India has been given the sole privilege to operate this scheme. 

This scheme can be purchased offline as well as online. To Purchase this scheme online  
please log on to our website 

2. Benefits :

a. Pension Payment : 
On survival of the Pensioner during the policy term of 10 years, pension in arrears (at  
the end of each period as per mode chosen) shall be payable.

b. Death Benefit: 
On death of the Pensioner during the policy term of 10 years, the Purchase Price shall  
be refunded to the beneficiary.

c. Maturity Benefit: 
On survival of the pensioner to the end of the policy term of 10 years, Purchase price  
along with final pension installment shall be payable. 

3. Eligibility Conditions and Other Restrictions: 
a) Minimum Entry Age: 60 years(completed)  
b) Maximum Entry Age: No limit  
c) Policy Term : 10 years  
d) Minimum Pension: 

Rs. 1,000/- per month

Rs. 3,000/- per quarter

Rs.6,000/- per half-year

Rs.12,000/- per year

e) Maximum Pension: 

Rs. 10,000/-per month

Rs. 30,000/-per quarter

Rs. 60,000/- per half-year

Rs. 1,20,000/- per year

Ceiling of maximum pension is per senior citizen i.e. total amount of pension under all  
the policies under this plan, including policies taken under Pradhan Mantri Vaya  
Vandana Yojana with UIN: 512G311V01, allowed to a senior citizen shall not exceed  
the maximum pension limit.

4. Payment of Purchase Price: 
The scheme can be purchased by payment of a lump sum Purchase Price. The pensioner  
has an option to choose either the amount of pension or the Purchase Price.  
The minimum and maximum Purchase Price under different modes of pension will be as  

The Purchase Price to be charged shall be rounded to nearest rupee.

5. Mode of pension payment: 
The modes of pension payment are monthly, quarterly, half-yearly & yearly. The pension  
payment shall be through NEFT or Aadhaar Enabled Payment System.  
The first instalment of pension shall be paid after 1 year, 6 months, 3 months or 1 month  
from the date of purchase of the same depending on the mode of pension payment i.e.  
yearly, half-yearly, quarterly or monthly respectively.

6. Sample Pension rates per Rs.1000/- Purchase Price
The pension rates for Rs.1000/- Purchase Price for different modes of pension payments  
are as below: 

Yearly: Rs. 83.00 p.a.  
Half-yearly: Rs. 81.30 p.a.  
Quarterly: Rs. 80.50 p.a.  
Monthly: Rs. 80.00 p.a. 

The pension instalment shall be rounded off to the nearest rupee.  
These rates are age independent.

7. Surrender Value:
The scheme allows premature exit during the policy term under exceptional circumstances  
like the Pensioner requiring money for the treatment of any critical/terminal illness of self  
or spouse. The Surrender Value payable in such cases shall be 98% of Purchase Price. 

8. Loan:
Loan facility is available after completion of 3 policy years. The maximum loan that can 
be granted shall be 75% of the Purchase Price.  
The rate of interest to be charged for loan amount shall be determined at periodic intervals.  
For the loan sanctioned till 30th April, 2018, the applicable interest rate is 10% p.a. payable  
half-yearly for the entire term of the loan.  
Loan interest will be recovered from pension amount payable under the policy. The Loan  
interest will accrue as per the frequency of pension payment under the policy and it will be  
due on the due date of pension. However, the loan outstanding shall be recovered from the  
claim proceeds at the time of exit. 

9. Taxes: 
Statutory Taxes, if any, imposed on this Plan by the Government of India or any other  
constitutional tax Authority of India shall be as per the Tax laws and the rate of tax as  
applicable from time to time.  
The amount of tax paid shall not be considered for the calculation of benefits payable  
under the plan.

10. Free Look period

If a policyholder is not satisfied with the “Terms and Conditions” of the policy, he/she may  
return the policy to the Corporation within 15 days (30 days if this policy is purchased  
online) from the date of receipt of the policy stating the reason of objections.  
The amount to be refunded within free look period shall be the Purchase Price deposited by  
the policyholder after deducting the charges for Stamp duty and pension paid, if any. 

11. Exclusion:
Suicide: There shall be no exclusion on count of suicide and full Purchase Price shall be  

The provision of Section 45 of the Insurance Act, 1938 shall be as amended from time to  
time. The simplified version of this provision is as under:  
Provisions regarding policy not being called into question in terms of Section 45 of the  
Insurance Act, 1938, as amended by Insurance Laws (Amendment) Act, 2015 are as follows: 

1. No Policy of Life Insurance shall be called in question on any ground whatsoever after  
expiry of 3 yrs from 

a. the date of issuance of policy or  
b. the date of commencement of risk or  
c. the date of revival of policy or  
d. the date of rider to the policy  
whichever is later. 

2. On the ground of fraud, a policy of Life Insurance may be called in question within 3 years 

a. the date of issuance of policy or  
b. the date of commencement of risk or  
c. the date of revival of policy or  
d. the date of rider to the policy  
whichever is later.  
For this, the insurer should communicate in writing to the insured or legal representative or  
nominee or assignees of insured, as applicable, mentioning the ground and materials on  
which such decision is based.

3. Fraud means any of the following acts committed by insured or by his agent, with the intent  
to deceive the insurer or to induce the insurer to issue a life insurance policy: 

a. The suggestion, as a fact of that which is not true and which the insured does not believe  
to be true; 

b. The active concealment of a fact by the insured having knowledge or belief of the fact;  
c. Any other act fitted to deceive; and 

d. Any such act or omission as the law specifically declares to be fraudulent.

4. Mere silence is not fraud unless, depending on circumstances of the case, it is the duty of the  
insured or his agent keeping silence to speak or silence is in itself equivalent to speak.

5. No Insurer shall repudiate a life insurance Policy on the ground of Fraud, if the Insured /  
beneficiary can prove that the misstatement was true to the best of his knowledge and there  
was no deliberate intention to suppress the fact or that such mis-statement of or suppression  
of material fact are within the knowledge of the insurer. Onus of disproving is upon the  
policyholder, if alive, or beneficiaries.

6. Life insurance Policy can be called in question within 3 years on the ground that any  
statement of or suppression of a fact material to expectancy of life of the insured was  
incorrectly made in the proposal or other document basis which policy was issued or revived  
or rider issued. For this, the insurer should communicate in writing to the insured or legal  
representative or nominee or assignees of insured, as applicable, mentioning the ground and  
materials on which decision to repudiate the policy of life insurance is based.

7. In case repudiation is on ground of mis-statement and not on fraud, the premium collected  
on policy till the date of repudiation shall be paid to the insured or legal representative or  
nominee or assignees of insured, within a period of 90 days from the date of repudiation.

8. Fact shall not be considered material unless it has a direct bearing on the risk undertaken by  
the insurer. The onus is on insurer to show that if the insurer had been aware of the said fact,  
no life insurance policy would have been issued to the insured.

9. The insurer can call for proof of age at any time if he is entitled to do so and no policy shall  
be deemed to be called in question merely because the terms of the policy are adjusted on  
subsequent proof of age of life insured. So, this Section will not be applicable for  
questioning age or adjustment based on proof of age submitted subsequently.

[Disclaimer: This is not a comprehensive list of Section 45 of the Insurance Act, 1938, as  
amended by Insurance Laws (Amendment) Act, 2015 and only a simplified version prepared  
for general information. Policy Holders are advised to refer to the Insurance Laws  
(Amendment) Act, 2015, for complete and accurate details. ]


1) No person shall allow or offer to allow, either directly or indirectly, as an inducement to  
any person to take out or renew or continue an insurance in respect of any kind of risk  
relating to lives or property in India, any rebate of the whole or part of the commission  
payable or any rebate of the premium shown on the policy, nor shall any person taking out  
or renewing or continuing a policy accept any rebate, except such rebate as may be  
allowed in accordance with the published prospectuses or tables of the insurer: provided  
that acceptance by an insurance agent of commission in connection with a policy of life  
insurance taken out by himself on his own life shall not be deemed to be acceptance of a  
rebate of premium within the meaning of this sub-section if at the time of such acceptance  
the insurance agent satisfies the prescribed conditions establishing that he is a bonafide  
insurance agent employed by the insurer. 

2) Any person making default in complying with the provisions of this section shall be liable  
for a penalty which may extend to ten lakh rupees.  
Note: “Conditions apply” for which please refer to the Policy document or contact our nearest  
Branch Office.

Registered Office:  
Life Insurance Corporation of India  
Central Office, Yogakshema,  
Jeevan Bima Marg,  
Mumbai - 400021.  
Registration Number : 512

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