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Tripura BJP government to continue with Left's pension schemes: Minister

IANS  |  Agartala 

The BJP-led government in will continue with all 30 of the pension schemes introduced by the previous government that is benefiting 4,05,175 people, a said here on Monday.

An amount of Rs 26.78 crore is being spent every month providing 33 different social pension schemes, three of which are sponsored by the Centre.

"Some vested interest quarters are campaigning that the 30 social pension schemes introduced by the previous government would be stopped. This is absolutely false," state's Social Welfare and Social Education told IANS.

The previous dominated government had introduced the 30 pension schemes, ranging Rs 600 to Rs 2,500 per month, for the people belonging to various economically weaker sections, destitute, unmarried and unemployed women.

The Centre also has been providing three monthly allowances and pensions, including National Old Age Pension Scheme. The has shares in all the three union government schemes.

"We have just undertaken a state-wide verification of the beneficiaries. The verification process would be completed by this month end. No body should be panicky about this ongoing verification process.

"No eligible beneficiary would be removed from any of the scheme," she added.

"The verification of beneficiaries was launched to identify the genuine recipient under these 33 schemes not to deprive any legitimate pensioner."

She said the Bharatiya Janata Party-Indigenous People's Front of (BJP-IPFT) coalition government has been working with hundred per cent transparency.

The minister's statement comes after the opposition Left parties the alleged that the BJP led alliance government has been trying to either curtail the names of beneficiaries or stop the schemes as these were introduced by the previous

"In the name of verification and other excuses, the BJP government with the political motive, is keen to deprive a large number of people from getting benefits from the 33 social pension schemes," Convener Bijan Dhar told the media on Sunday.



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First Published: Mon, February 18 2019. 10:14 IST