Rs 1k each to over 27 lakh social security pension recipients

Contrary to AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal’s pledge to give 1,000 rupees per month to all women in the state, the Punjab cabinet decided on Wednesday to provide a one-time grant of 1,000 rupees. to 27.71 lakh beneficiaries of a social security pension.

This would be in addition to the monthly pension / financial aid of Rs 1,500 given to the elderly / widows, destitute women, dependent children and the disabled. The grant, according to a government statement, is given to help these beneficiaries alleviate their difficulties amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

This financial assistance would be credited directly to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries. This one-time grant would cost the public treasury approximately Rs 277.13 crore.

The Cabinet approved the release and disbursement of Rs 3,000 for a construction worker registered with the Punjab Building and Construction Workers Welfare Council (BOCW) as interim financial relief.

The Cabinet also approved the release of 25 crore rupees to the “Center Committee Guru Ravidass Bani Adhayayn, Dera Sachkhand Ballan”, already allocated by the Planning Department under the Punjab Nirman program on December 31 of last year. .

The Chief Minister announced this grant recently.
In another decision, the Cabinet approved the outline of the Punjab State’s proposed sub-allocation ordinance on the Welfare and Development of Scheduled Castes (Planning, Allocation and Use of Financial Resources), 2022 .

The new law will help ensure transparency and accountability at all levels in the implementation of the Scheduled Castes Sub-plan (SCSP) and there will also be provision of incentives for commendable performance. In addition, the departments implementing the SCSP will become responsible for the implementation of the SCSP in a true spirit for the benefit of all stakeholders, i.e. the entire SC population of the State.
The Cabinet also authorized the Chief Minister to approve the draft order as prepared and reviewed by the Legal Remembrancer (LR) without having to resubmit it to the Council of Ministers.

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