Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Smt Sarveen Chaudhary said that the state government is determined to safe guard the welfare of every sections of the society and has decided to benefit 26 thousand 375 persons under Social Security Pension.
The Minister said that expenditure of Rs. 1050 crore under Social Security Pension was announced by the Chief Minister Sh. Jai Ram Thakur in his budget speech and to ensure fulfillment of announcement of Chief Minister, as many as 26,375 persons would be provided Old Age Pension from 1st January, 2022.
Sarveen Chaudhary said that Old Age Pension would be provided to 372 persons of Bilaspur, 2405 persons of Chamba, four each from Pangi and Bharmour of district Chamba, 1639 persons from Hamirpur, 5433 persons from Kangra, 3527 persons from Mandi, 2241 persons from Kullu, 3143 persons from Shimla, 3279 persons from Sirmaur, 1589 persons from Solan, 2491 persons from Una, 170 persons from Kinnaur and 78 persons from Lahaul-Spiti district.
The Minister said that with the new approvals of 26375 applications, the beneficiaries of Old Age Pension have increased upto 6,35,375 in the state.