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UP Cabinet okays raising pension amount for elderly

PTI Lucknow | Updated on June 11, 2019 Published on June 11, 2019

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

Over 45 lakh people in the state will receive ₹ 500 from this move.

The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to raise the pension amount for the elderly by ₹ 100 under a scheme in this regard.

At 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.

“The Cabinet has passed the proposal of increasing the amount of pension for senior citizens. Now they will receive ₹ 500 (earlier ₹ 400). Over 45 lakh elderly people of the state will benefit from this move,” state Cabinet minister Shrikant Sharma told reporters here.

The 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.

“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.

Also, having a B.Ed degree along with BTC has been made mandatory to become an assistant teacher.

“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.

“The license fee has been increased to ₹ 2.5 lakh (earlier ₹ 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.

Along with this, an amount of ₹ 2 lakh will be charged for the license renewal of hotels, restaurants and pubs.

Published on June 11, 2019
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