Yogi govt transfers 3 months pension to 87 lakh beneficiaries, amounting to Rs 1,311 crore

Addressing the beneficiaries via video conference, Yogi Adityanath said, “July, August and September month’s pension is reaching the beneficiaries. More than 86,95,000 beneficiaries are getting three months pension which amounts to Rs 1,311 crore.

Written by September 16, 2020 20:00
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New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday transferred three months pension to almost 87 beneficiaries into their accounts via online mode.

The money was sent online to 86,95,000 beneficiaries in their bank account via Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme.

Underlining the priorities of government, the Chief Minister said that helping the poor, needy and deprived was among the top goals of his government.

The Chief Minister transferred pension under several categories – old age pension, widow pension, divyang jan (differently-abled persons) pension, and Kushtawastha (leprosy patients) pension to the beneficiaries.

“We are transferring pension in four categories – old age pension, widow pension, divyang jan pension, Kushtawastha pension,” Adityanath said.

About 49.87 beneficiaries received old age pension, 10.87 divyangs and 26.06 destitute women got financial assistance/pension of Rs 1500/- for three months – July, August and September.

 

Addressing the beneficiaries via video conference, Yogi Adityanath said, “July, August and September month’s pension is reaching the beneficiaries. More than 86,95,000 beneficiaries are getting three months pension which amounts to Rs 1,311 crore. I am happy to send this amount to the beneficiaries.”

CM Yogi said, “In the state, the number of beneficiaries of old age pension is 49,87,054, there are 26,06,213 beneficiaries in the widow category, 10,90,436 in the Divyang Jan category and 11,324 in the Kushtawastha category.”

Yogi pension transferDuring the programme, the Chief Minister also interacted with some of the beneficiaries and got feedback about the policies of state government.

Addressing the gathering virtually, CM Yogi said, “We should be grateful to PM Modi for his vision and it’s due to his effort that the pension amount is being directly transferred into the bank account of beneficiaries.”