Yogi Adityanath Govt scraps Samajwadi Pension Scheme

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has scrapped the Samajwadi Pension scheme initiated by the previous Akhilesh Yadav government and ordered a probe into the selection of beneficiaries under the scheme.

The Chief Minister has directed that the investigation to be completed within a month. He said in future Mukhya Mantri Pension scheme will be introduced and beneficiaries from most Dalit communities will also be included.

Currently, the scheme provides for a pension of Rs 500 per month for BPL families. However, Adityanath has also asked for a cabinet proposal to enhance pension amounts from 500 rupees to 1000 rupees being given to widows, handicapped and old age people.

The Chief Minister has also directed to link all social welfare schemes run by the state government with the schemes initiated by the centre.