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Jun 11, 2019
8:55PM

Uttar Pradesh govt hikes old-age pension

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In Uttar Pradesh, State Government has hiked old-age pension in the age group 60 to 79 years by rupees 100 monthly. Now the old-age pensioners would receive 500 rupees per month from the existing 400 rupees.

This was approved in a Cabinet meeting headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today at Lucknow. Briefing media persons, State Government Spokesman Srikant Sharma said that currently the people who are above 80 years are already getting 500 rupees per month pension that is fully sponsored by Union Government.
 
The100-rupee hike would be enforced from January 2019 and the government will have to bear an additional burden of 106.84 crore rupees from January 2019 to March 2019.  The newly hiked pension will benefit around 44.21 lakh people in the state.
 

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