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Yogi Adityanath govt scraps Samajwadi Pension Scheme in Uttar Pradesh

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Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday scrapped the Samajwadi Pension Scheme of the previous Samajwadi Party government and ordered a detailed review of its beneficiaries.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath, who was reviewing various schemes being run by the Social Welfare Department of the state, asked the officials to stall the pension scheme and review the list of beneficiaries to find out whether they are deserving candidates fulfilling the eligibility criterion, an official spokesman said.

The officials have been asked to complete the review of beneficiaries in a month’s time, the spokesman said, adding that there was a suggestion during the presentation to rename the scheme as Mukhyamantri Pension Yojna.

The scheme provides a pension of Rs500 per month to BPL families. The chief minister also directed the officials to review doubling the pension amount of Rs500 each in the Widow, Divyang and Old Age Pension Scheme and present it before the cabinet.

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