UP Cabinet is all right to increase elderly pension amounts
- by Dikshita-Tiwari
- Jun 12, 2019 10:31
The cabinet of Uttar Pradesh endorsed on Tuesday a suggestion to increase the retirement of an elderly person by Rs 100 in this connection. The Cabinet also agreed to increase the age limit for resident physicians in Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science from 35 to 37 years at a conference chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
"The Cabinet has passed the proposal of increasing the amount of pension for senior citizens. Now they will receive Rs 500 (earlier Rs 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 BEd 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 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 a year," Sharma said. Along with this, an amount of Rs 2 lakh will be charged for the license renewal of hotels, restaurants and pubs.