UP government decides to launch new pension scheme
Moneylife Digital Team 25 May 2012

About 25.75 lakh families will be covered under the 'Rani Lakshmi Bai Pension Scheme that would benefit mainly women head of families

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government decided to launch a pension scheme covering 25.57 lakh families which would be given Rs400 per month, reports PTI.

The decision to launch 'Rani Lakshmi Bai Pension Scheme' was taken at a cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

The beneficiaries under the scheme would be mainly women head of families, officials said.

“During FY13, about 25.75 lakh families will be covered under the scheme,” they said.

Those who are not covered under the BPL list, Antyodaya scheme and other pension schemes would be included in the scheme.

The beneficiaries for the scheme would be selected in an open meeting of Gram Sabhas in the presence of SDMs.

The cabinet also accepted proposals for amending rules pertaining to computerisation of revenue records.

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