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Social security scheme benefits reaching 99 pc beneficiaries:

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

minister Arun Chaturvedi today claimed that 99 per cent beneficiaries of various social security schemes of the state are availing the benefits.

The state social and empowerment minister said the 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 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 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.

He said the government has delisted several madrassas (Islamic schools) after verification and only such institutes which are registered are functional in the state.

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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First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 16:35 IST