The state social and empowerment minister said the government has ensured that the benefits of these schemes reach the actual beneficiaries.
Ninety-per cent of the actual beneficiaries are getting pensions, he said, adding, "The BJP government made adequate arrangements for budget for social security pension schemes."
Chaturvedi also claimed that 80 lakh widows and 4.20 lakh differently-abled people are getting pensions in the state.
The pension is credited to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries. This has saved Rs 125 crore which used to be given as commission to the postal department for providing the amount to beneficiaries through money order, the minister said.
The state government has also planned to make some buildings, including SMS hospital and the secretariat here, disabled-friendly. A civil audit of the buildings has been completed, he said.
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