Andhra Pradesh govt. has issued an order to enhance the social security pension for elderly, disabled, kidney patients & others. The previous NTR Bharosa Scheme of the TDP party has now been replaced by YSR Pension Kanuka Scheme in AP. Now monthly pension for elderly, widows, weavers, toddy tappers, fishermen, single women, traditional cobblers and people living with HIV has been enhanced to Rs. 2,250 from the current Rs. 2,000.
Within few hours of taking oath as the CM of Andhra Pradesh, Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy has signed the YSR Pension Kanuka Scheme file.
The enhanced amount of monthly pension for the elderly people would be effective from 1 June 2019.
Andhra Pradesh YSR Pension Kanuka Scheme 2019
The important features and highlights of the new AP YSR Pension Kanuka Scheme 2019 are as follows:-
- The pension amount under YSR Pension Kanuka Scheme would be enhanced by Rs. 250 per annum. In the fourth year, the pension amount would be Rs. 3,000 p.m as promised during elections.
- As per the new order issued by the Panchayati Raj and Rural Development department, the age criteria for old age pension beneficiaries had also been reduced from 65 years to 60 years.
- As per the order, all the disabled people would be paid with a monthly pension amount of Rs. 3,000. Previously, people with 40% to 79% disability were paid Rs. 2,000 while those above 80% disability were receiving Rs. 3,000.
- For chronic kidney patients undergoing dialysis, the pension amount has been increased from current Rs 3,500 to Rs 10,000.
This hike in the pension amount and reduction in the age criteria of old age pension scheme was a part of the ‘Navarathnalu’. This means nine key welfare schemes as promised by the YSR congress party in their manifesto. Now after a huge mandate, CM said that it is his responsibility to deliver promises made by him.
A copy of this YSR Pension Kanuka Scheme is available at the internet and can be accessed using the link – goir.ap.gov.in
NOW CM Jagan said that he would live upto the expectations of the people. The primary objective behind the launch of YSR Pension Kanuka Scheme is to ensure good governance that will make the nation stand and look upto Andhra Pradesh.