Uttar Pradesh cabinet has raised the pension amount for elderly people under the UP Old Age Pension Scheme 2019. Under this Vridha Pension Scheme, all the senior citizens would now get Rs. 500 instead of Rs. 400. Over 4.5 million elder ones to benefit from UP Old Age Pension Yojana. UP govt. vridhavastha pension yojana will provide financial assistance to the poor households.
The UP state cabinet chaired by CM Yogi Adityanath has accepted this proposal of raising pension amount of older citizens by Rs. 100. To avail the pension benefits under UP Old Age Pension Scheme, candidates must not be a beneficiary of UP Widow Pension Scheme, UP Viklang Pension Scheme or other schemes.
Interested candidates can fill the UP Old Age Pension Scheme Online Application Form through the official website of social welfare department sspy-up.gov.in.
UP Old Age Pension Scheme Amount Raised by Rs. 100
The new pension amount under the UP Old Age Pension Scheme to be given to the senior citizens is as follows:-
- All the elder people in the age group of 60 to 79 years will now get Rs. 500 as monthly pension under the UP Old Age Pension Scheme 2019. This amount was previously Rs. 400 under the UP Vridha Pension Yojana. UP Cabinet has approved the proposal to raise the pension amount for this category of senior citizens by Rs. 100. Over 45 lakh people of the state would get benefited.
- All the people above the age of 80 years will get Rs. 500 per month as pension under the UP Vridhavastha Pension Yojana.
The UP cabinet also gave its approval to demolish 76 houses that are in bad shape to start construction of AIIMS in Rae Bareli. A proposal to demolish the 47 shambles of type-1 and 29 of type-3 houses has been passed. Also to become an assistant teacher, B.Ed degree along with BTC is now compulsory.
UP cabinet committee has also approved the 6th amendment in the rules (1961). This rule is to set-up micro-breweries in the state and now micro-breweries in the state have been allowed. The license fee is 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 per year.
In addition to this, an amount of Rs 2 lakh would be charged for the license renewal of hotels, restaurants and pubs.