New Delhi: For some people, Rs 300 is not very important, they can spend it on a movie ticket, coffee, a week’s vegetable or a meal with the family in a dhaba. But there are thousands of people in India whose one month pension is only three hundred rupees. You can spend by eating food with family in Dhaba. But there are thousands of people in India whose one month pension is only three hundred rupees. It was last increased in 2012 when the amount of pension under Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme, Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme and Indira Gandhi National Disabled Pension Scheme was increased from Rs 200 to Rs 300 per month.
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- People hope for increase in pension
- There is no hope of getting relief
- Ministry of Rural Development responds to RTI
- Some people get pension from multiple sources
- Must be at least 5 thousand rupees per month
People hope for increase in pension
After ten years, people are waiting for an increase in their pension. The government implements several pension schemes under the National Social Assistance Programs (NSP) for those living below the poverty line. For many beneficiaries, even a small increase in pension is welcome, even if it is insufficient in view of inflation. Paralyzed Hiri Devi (65), lying in bed for the last 10 years, gets Rs 300 per month under the Divyang Pension Scheme.
There is no hope of getting relief
Hiri Devi, who lives in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri, told PTI, “My husband is more than 70 years old and he has started working as a daily wage laborer in view of the inflation. We do not get even five days’ ration with this money. Till a few months ago, Hiri Devi used to get help from NGOs for adult diapers and extra ration, but this assistance stopped as soon as the epidemic situation improved. There is no hope of getting any further relief.
Ministry of Rural Development responds to RTI
The Ministry of Rural Development replied to an RTI filed by Madhya Pradesh-based activist Chandra Shekhar Gaur that there is currently no proposal to change the amount of pension under the National Social Assistance Programme. There are many stories like this. Lala Ram (72) is also paralyzed and cannot speak clearly. His daughter-in-law Ganga told about the problems of the family. Ganga, who lives in Delhi’s Mayur Vihar, said, “Our total family income is two thousand rupees, which includes pension. It is very difficult for a family of six to survive in it. Apart from this, there is not always so much income.
Some people get pension from multiple sources
Some people get pension from multiple sources. A 76-year-old woman, who did not wish to be named, said her husband died of cancer in 2015 and is now dependent on two pensions of Rs 300 each, which she gets from the widow pension scheme and the old age pension scheme. Is. This woman living in Ranchi also gets some money from the Jharkhand government, but in total, even two and a half thousand rupees are insufficient in today’s time. The woman told PTI-language over the phone, the inflation is so high that it becomes difficult to collect food for 10 days. I can’t even buy medicine.
Must be at least 5 thousand rupees per month
India is traditionally not an ideal welfare state and pension by itself can never be enough to make a living but it is also a fact that the amount given under many central government schemes is in few hundred and state government schemes. A sum of a few thousand is given. According to experts, it is necessary to change this. National Divyangjan Adhikar Manch (NPRD) General Secretary Muraleedharan told PTI-language, states have their own schemes and Delhi and Andhra Pradesh give maximum pension…. There are also states which give the same pension as the Centre. This amount should be at least five thousand rupees per month.
He said that anywhere in the country, the pension given by the Center and the state together does not exceed three and a half thousand rupees. According to the data shared in RTI, pension is given to 2.9 crore beneficiaries in all pension schemes under NSAP. Anupama Dutta, an officer of the HelpAge India organization, also agreed to give a minimum pension of five thousand rupees and said that the government should make arrangements for giving basic social pension of five thousand rupees per month to the poor elderly.
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