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Jharkhand decides to increase pension under different schemes


Press Trust of India Ranchi
Jharkhand government Tuesday increased its share on pension amounts under different schemes, including centrally funded and state funded schemes, officials said.
A total of 20,29,738 people will benefit from these decisions, and the enhanced amounts of the pension schemes will be effective from April 1, 2019, an official release said here.
The Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Raghubar Das, approved enhancement of pension under 'Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Vridhavastha (old-age)' pension from Rs 600 to Rs 1000 per month.
Similarly, the Cabinet also approved to increase the states share in the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Vidhaba and Indira Gandhi Diyang (differently-abled) pension yojana to Rs 1000 per month from the current Rs 600.
The Cabinet also approved to enhance from Rs 600 to Rs 1000 pension per month for State Social Security Pension Yozana, Adim Jan Jati Pension (primitive tribal pension), State Vidhaba Samman Pension Yojana and Swami Vivekananda Nishakta Swavalambi Prosthahan Yojana.
The state government has separately decided to increase from Rs 600 to Rs 1000 as pension to HIV/AIDS-afflicted people under the State Security Pension Yojana.
The Cabinet approved the change of name of Uttar Koyal Priyojana (Mandal dam) to Nilambar-Pitambar Uttar Koyal Jalasay Pariyojana.

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First Published: Feb 26 2019 | 9:30 PM IST

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