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UP Govt woos voters with pension scheme

Press Trust of India Lucknow | Updated on January 28, 2014 Published on January 28, 2014

In a bid to woo the electorate ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Uttar Pradesh Government today announced to launch ‘samajwadi pension scheme’ which will benefit over 40 lakh families.

“The Cabinet has okayed the samajwadi pension scheme, which will benefit 40 lakh families. Under the scheme, pension between Rs 500 700 will be given to beneficiaries,” Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav told reporters after the Cabinet meeting.

In another important decision, the State government has decided to elevate 1.70 shiksha mitras (ad hoc primary teachers) as fulltime teachers.

“The shiksha mitras are teaching in primary schools for a long time and have been demanding their regularisation as teachers. They will be accommodated,” he said.

The Cabinet also decided to modernise police stations and control room in Gautam Buddha Nagar and the project will be funded by Noida authority, Yadav said.

Excise policy

The excise policy of the State has also been passed in which the revenue realisation would be 21.4 per cent more than the current fiscal, Yadav said adding that the policy mentions ways to curb smuggling of liquor from other states to UP.

To a question regarding Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s interview to a news channel, Yadav declined to comment.

Published on January 28, 2014
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