AP sanctions Rs 590 cr to over 2.79L beneficiaries left out of welfare schemes

The Chief Minister has also ordered the officials to conduct a social audit of the pension scheme every six months.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  27 Dec 2022 9:49 AM GMT
AP sanctions Rs 590 cr to over 2.79L beneficiaries left out of welfare schemes

Amaravati: To ensure that no eligible beneficiary is left out of the schemes, the Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday deposited Rs. 590.91 crores for 2,79,065 beneficiaries. For all schemes implemented between June and November, the beneficiaries who were left out will receive the scheme benefits in December.

Asserting that the government is providing welfare benefits to all eligible members, Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy emphasised the government's commitment to transparency, ensuring last-mile delivery.

Two weeks ago, the AP government announced yet another hike in social security pension scheme from Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 2,750 per month, with effect from January 2023. Addressing the enhanced pension scheme, the CM said, "Over 80% of the pension enhancements have been completed, which translates into the government paying over Rs. 1,770 crores to 64.74 lakh pensioners every month. This is only possible through the transparent method of a strong volunteer system and village/ward secretariat staff services and handholding the elderly and differently-abled for the last three years."


The Chief Minister has also ordered the officials to conduct a social audit of the pension scheme every six months.

Stating that a few media organisations are spreading false propaganda, Jagan has instructed the district collectors concerned to take a strong stand against it.

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