After CM’s nod, Social security pension now Rs 1,000 per month
Jaipur: It is the duty of the State government to help all the weaker sections of the state. Keeping a humanitarian approach, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has approved the proposal to increase the monthly pension amount given under social security. At present, the pension amount payable at Rs 500-750 per month will now be minimum Rs 1,000 per month.
With the approval of CM Gehlot, the pensioners will get financial support. Eligible applicants for old age, single women, specially abled, small and marginal farmer pension will get increased pension amount from the month of May, which will be payable on June 1, 2023.
The increase in pension rates in social security pension schemes will now put an additional burden of Rs 185 crore per month and Rs 2222.70 crore per year on the state government. Now about Rs 700 crore are spent every month.
It is noteworthy that in the budget of the year 2023-24, the Chief Minister had announced to increase the minimum pension amount to Rs. 1,000 per month.