Chandrababu Naidu issues GO enhancing pensions to all categories
June 19, 2014 - Hyderabad
In line with the election promises by the Telugu Desam Party, the TDP president and Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday issued a Government Order enhancing social security pension to all categories.
As per the GO old people, widows, weavers, toddy tappers, ART cases and disabled persons with 40 to 79 per cent disability will get an enhanced pension of Rs.1,000 per month while persons with 80 per cent disability will get Rs.1,500p.m.
The enhanced pensions will come into effect from October 2 this year. With the issuance of the GO, 4,28,4987 pensioners in the State and there are 2,06,7714 old age pensioners in all the 13 districts of the State. As for weavers, 52,186 rural and 22,257 urban pensioners will benefit. Similarly, there are 1,31,4191 widows, 9964 toddy tappers and 5,31,348 disabled persons getting pension.