Pension Scheme Renamed by Andhra Pradesh Govt.

The  YSRC government of Andhra Pradesh has renamed the pension scheme for the elderly and others as YSR Pension Kanuka (gift).The state government also increased monthly pension for the elderly, widows, weavers, toddy tappers,fishermen, single women, traditional cobblers and persons living with HIV from Rs2000 to Rs2250 a month, beginning June. This would be paid on July 1 onwards.The eligibility age has been brought down from 65 to 60.

The government has fixed a pension  of Rs 3000= for the disabled and Rs 10,000= a month for people affected by chronic kidney diseases.

Source;Sunday Times of India, New Delhi, June 2,2019 page 13