Published on Nov 29, 2021 08:28AM

Pradhan Mantri Chaudhary Charan Singh Kisan Anmol Canteen Card Scheme 
1. Scheme 
With a view to provide income support to all landholding farmers’ families in the 
country, having cultivable land, the WDO has implemented a Central Sector 
Scheme, namely, “Pradhan Mantri Chaudhary Charan Singh Kisan Anmol Canteen 
Card Scheme (PMCCS-KISAN)”. 
2. Objective and Benefits 
The scheme aims to supplement the financial needs of all landholding farmers’ 
families in procuring various inputs to ensure proper crop health and appropriate 
yields, commensurate with the anticipated farm income as well as for domestic 
needs. Under the Scheme an 5-40% Subsidy is released by the by Anmol canteen 
Card online directly into the bank accounts or instant of the eligible farmers under 
Direct Benefit Transfer mode, subject to certain exclusions. 

3. Definition of farmer’s family 
A landholder farmer’s family is defined as “a family comprising of husband, wife 
and minor children who owns cultivable land as per land records of the concerned 
State/UT”. The existing land-ownership system will be used for identification of 
beneficiaries for calculation of benefit. 
4 Exclusions 

4.1 The following categories of beneficiaries of higher economic status shall not 
be eligible for benefit under the scheme: 
(a) All Institutional Land holders and 
(b) Farmer families in which one or more of its members belong to following 
i) Former and present holders of constitution alposts 
ii) Former and present Ministers / State Ministers and former / present Members 
of Lok Sabha / Rajya Sabha / State Legislative Assemblies / State Legislative 
Councils, former and present Mayors of Municipal Corporations, former and 

present Chairpersons of District Panchayats. 

All serving or retired officers and employees of Central / State Government 
Ministries / Offices / Departments and their field units, Central or State 
PSEs and Attached offices/Autonomous Institutions under Government as 
well as regular employees of the Local Bodies (Excluding Multi Tasking 
Staff / Class IV / Group D employees) 
iii)All superannuated / retired pensioners whose monthly pension is Rs.10,000/- 
or more (Excluding Multi Tasking Staff / Class IV / Group D employees) 
iv) All Persons who paid Income Tax in last assessment year. 

v) Professionals like Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Chartered Accountants, and 
Architects registered with Professional bodies and carrying out profession by 
undertaking practices. 
(c) In case of new beneficiaries being uploaded on the PM-KISAN Portal, all land 
holding farmers’ families who are Non-resident Indians (NRIs) in terms of the 
provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961 shall be excluded from any benefit under 
the Scheme. 
4.2 For the purpose of exclusion State / UT level Department can certify the eligibility 
of the beneficiaries based on self declaration by the beneficiaries. In case beneficiary is 
not available / does not reside in the village, State / UT level Department may consider 
certification based on the declaration by other adult member of his / her family. In case 
of incorrect self declaration, beneficiary shall be liable for recovery of transferred 
financial benefit and other penal actions as per law. 

5. Methodology for calculation of benefit 
5.1 The benefit shall be paid to only those farmers’ families whose names are 
entered into the land records. Exception has, however, been made for North-East 
States and Jharkhand in this regard. 
5.2 The cut-off date for determination of eligibility of beneficiaries under the 
scheme shall be 23.12.2021 and no changes thereafter shall be considered for 
eligibility of benefit under the scheme for next 3 years. However, this date is not 
applicable when transfer of ownership of cultivable land takes place on account 
of succession due to death. 
5.3 Benefit will be allowed in those cases where transfer of ownership of 
cultivable land takes place on account of succession due to death of the 
landowner. However, those eligible farmers whose names have been entered in 
the land record after 01.12.2018 till 31.03.2021 shall be eligible for the benefits 
from the date of entry of land rights in the land records. In such cases where, 
transfer of ownership of cultivable land has happened due to any reason which 
could be purchase, succession, will, gift, etc., 

5.3.1 In cases where the land records have not been updated for rights accruing 
due to succession on account of the death of land owners before 01.12.2018, 
such updation of land records may be done by the States in a time bound 
manner. The successors 
whose names are entered in land records for rights accrued as aforementioned 
shall be eligible subject to fulfilment of other conditions of the Scheme and the 
exclusion clauses. 
5.3.2 Clause 5.3 of the Operational Guidelines, which provides for proportionate 
amount of financial benefit under the scheme to be transferred in the bank 
accounts of the beneficiaries in cases involving transfer of ownership between 
01.12.2018 to r 31.03.2021, shall remain applicable to the cases of succession as 
well which is clear from the wording of the said clause. 
5.3.3 Subsequent to r 31.03.2021, there could be change in ownership due to the 
following reasons:- 

i) Transfer of ownership due to inheritance resulting out of death of the land 
owner. In such cases the family of the successors would be entitled to the benefits, 
if otherwise eligible as per scheme guidelines. 
ii) In cases of cultivable land transferred to other persons through Sale Deed, 
Partition Deed, Gift Deed, etc., the transferee will not be eligible under the Scheme 
as he / she was not the land owner as on r 31.03.2021. However, in such cases even 
the transferor of the land will become ineligible if the family of the transferor does 
not have any cultivable land subsequent to such a transfer. 

5.3.4 The State Governments have to put in place the administrative mechanism 
based on their existing land revenue administrative regime to take care of 
formulations. There should be clear cut responsibility entrusted to the officials 
responsible for undertaking mutation of land records. 
i) In case of correction of land record for recording land ownership accrued due to 
inheritance before 01.12.2018 then the eligibility of the family under the scheme 
shall be properly determined as per the conditions of the scheme. The procedure 
for determining the eligibility as per the exclusion clauses shall remain as 
ii) In case of transfer of land ownership due to inheritance, reassessing the 
eligibility of the family under PMCCS-KISAN - If the family is no longer eligible, 
then the same have to be updated in the PMCCS-KISAN portal so that the benefits 
can be discontinued subsequently. In case of family of the deceased land owner is 
still eligible (where spouse or the minor children are having cultivable land and 
eligible as per guidelines), the details of the new beneficiary along with other 
details with the fresh self-declarations have to be provided to the concerned 
authorities for inclusion / modifications so that the benefit to the survivors of the 
family can continue. 
iii) Subsequent to inheritance if the families of the inheritors also become freshly 
eligible under PMCCS-KISAN then all the details of the freshly eligible families families from the date when inheritance became operational. 
 iv) In case of transfer of cultivable land for reasons other than death after 
31.03.2021, the officials have to reassess the eligibility of the transferor and decide 
whether the benefits have to be stopped or not and intimate the authorities so that 
the PMCCS-KISAN portal can be updated. Transferees are not entitled for any 
benefits under PMCCS-KISAN in such cases. 
6. Strategy for Implementation 
6.1 The States shall prepare database of eligible beneficiary land holder farmer 
families in the villages capturing the Name, Age, Gender, Category (SC/ST), 
Aadhaar Number, Bank Account Number and the Mobile Number of the 
beneficiaries. Responsibility of identifying the land holder farmer family eligible 
for benefit under the scheme shall be of the State / UT regional Office. 
6.2 For the purpose of exclusion States have to take a self-declaration from the 
beneficiaries as detailed in par 4.2 above. In the said self-declaration taken by the 
States / UT regional Office an undertaking should also be included wherein the 
consent of the beneficiaries should be taken for using the Aadhaar number for 
verification of his eligibility for the scheme with the concerned agencies. This 
consent of the beneficiary should be “to agree that the department responsible for 
implementation of the PMCCS-KISAN in Union regional Office or the State 
regional Office / Union Territory Administration can use the beneficiary Aadhaar 
number and other information provided in the declaration to verify the eligibility of 
the beneficiary for scheme as per extant scheme guidelines with the concerned 
6.3 The existing land-ownership system in the concerned State / UT will be used 
for identification of beneficiaries. Accordingly, it is of utmost importance that the 
land record sare clear and updated. Further, State/UT regional Office would also 
expedite the progress of digitization of the land records and linking the same with 
Aadhaar as well as bank details of the beneficiaries. 

6.4 The lists of eligible beneficiaries would be published at the village level. 
Farmers’ families who are eligible but have been excluded should be provided an 
opportunity to represent their case. 
7. Review, Monitoring and Grievance Redressal Mechanism 
7.1 There will be stratified review / monitoring mechanism at National, State and 
District Level. At the National level, the Review Committee will be headed by 
Cabinet Secretary. The States shall notify the State and District Level Review / 
Monitoring Committee. 
7.2 The States shall also notify State and District Level Grievance Redressal 
Monitoring Committees for looking into all the grievances related to 
implementation of the scheme. Any grievances or complaints which are received 
should be disposed off on merit preferably within eight weeks time. 

8. Setting up of Project Monitoring Unit (PMU) 
8.1 A Project Monitoring Unit (PMU) at Central level will be set up in the WDO in 
the form of a Society/Trust registered under the Society/Trust Registration Act, 
1856. This PMU shall be tasked with the responsibility of overall monitoring of the 
scheme and shall be headed by Chief Executive Officer (CEO). PMU shall also 
undertake publicity campaign. 
8.2 Each State / UT Regional office will designate a Nodal agency for 
implementation of the scheme and coordinating with Central office with regard to 
implementation of Income Support Scheme. 
8.3 On the lines of PMU at central level, States / UTs may consider setting up 
dedicated Project Monitoring Units at State / UT Level. 
9 PMCCS-Kisan Portal: 
The following farmer attributes need to be entered in the Portal: 
Farmer Attributes: (Essential): 
State, District, Sub-District/Block, Village, Farmer Name, Type of Identity – 
Aadhaar Number, Gender, Category, IFSC Code, Bank Account Number. 
Farmer Attributes (Optional): 

Father name, Address, Mobile Number, Date of Birth/Age, Farm-Size in Hectare, 
Survey Number, Khasra Number 
Optional attributes such as Mobile number can be utilized for SMS alerts. Other 
optional attributes may be used for purpose of future requirement. However, these 
attributes are not essential for purpose of subsidy of money. 
These attributes are illustrated on PMCCS-KISAN Portal follows 
9.1 Records preparation process through PMCCS-KISAN Portal: 
1. State-admin and District-admin need to be identified for creation of login 
credentials or approval of login credentials in case of self-registration by Block 
Leve service Branch. 

2. Farmers list as available on the portal shall be available at Block / District level 
official’s login. 

3. Facility to add new farmers’ details shall be available, 

4. The verified list shall be e-signed by the District level or block / tehsil / taluka 
level officials as the case may be. The exclusion categories specified in scheme 
guidelines also need to be taken care before e-signing the verified farmers list. 
Validity of the list of beneficiaries 
The list of beneficiaries identified shall be valid for three year. However, service 
branch upload names of eligible beneficiaries who have been identified