Uttar Pradesh Cabinet okays raising pension amount for elderly


Uttar Pradesh Cabinet okays raising pension amount for elderly

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to raise the pension amount for the elderly by Rs 100 under a scheme in this regard.nnAt a meeting presided by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the cabinet also approved increasing the age-limit for resident doctors of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical sciences from 35 to 37 years.nn

nn”The Cabinet has passed the proposal of increasing the amount of pension for senior citizens. Now they will receive Rs 500 (earlier Rs 400). Over 45 lakh elderly people of the state will benefit from this move,” state Cabinet minister Shrikant Sharma told reporters here.nnThe Cabinet gave its approval to demolish 76 houses that are in bad shape to pave the way for construction of the AIIMS in Rae Bareli by 2020.nn”A proposal to demolish the 47 shambles of type-1 and 29 of type-3 houses has been passed,” state Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh said.nnAlso, having a BEd degree along with BTC has been made mandatory to become an assistant teacher.nn”The cabinet also approved the sixth amendment in the rules (1961) pertaining to setting up of micro-breweries in the state, and now micro-breweries in the state have been allowed.nn”The license fee has been increased to Rs 2.5 lakh (earlier Rs 25,000). The capacity for the production has also been fixed to 600 litres per day and 2.1 lakh litres a year,” Sharma said.nnAlong with this, an amount of Rs 2 lakh will be charged for the license renewal of hotels, restaurants and pubs.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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