Only widows to get pension under the Social Security Pension scheme – MP

Social Security Pension scheme

Social Security Pension scheme which is  Starting next financial year in state , good news is that under this  new pension scheme all categories of widows in Madhya Pradesh will be selected to get the benefit under this scheme, This decision was taken in the annual budget presented in the state assembly on Wednesday.

Under the meeting while presenting the budget for 2017-18 financial year, Finance Minister Jayant Kumar Malaiya said the amount paid under the Social Security Pension scheme had also been increased to Rs 300 from Rs 150. The decision had been taken in view of the poor economic condition of the widows in the society, according to the Finance Minister.

Quick details under the scheme to be noticed 

1> Widows will also get benefit under Social Security Pension Scheme.

2> Amount has also been increased from 150 to 300.

3> Budget set for this scheme is Rs 1,501 crore.

The widows, who are either gainfully employed or already availing family pension, have been kept out of the purview of the scheme. Detailing the budgetary allocation for the scheme, Malaiya said Rs 1,501 crore has been earmarked for the social security plan.

Main aim under this scheme is to help for better irrigation capacity, improving education and medical facilities, better funding for social welfare schemes for the poor and enhancing the network of roads in the state.

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