Punjab releases Rs189 crore as pension for July - ECAS Punjab

Punjab releases Rs189 crore as pension for July

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 14

The Finance Department has released a sum of Rs 189.34 crore on account of social security pension and other financial assistance schemes to the beneficiaries for the month of July.

The amount would soon be given through the direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme to 25.25 lakh beneficiaries, including elderly, widow and destitute women, dependent children and disabled persons.

Giving the break-up, a spokesperson said Rs 127.80 crore would be disbursed among 17.05 lakh old-age beneficiaries, Rs 34.90 crore as financial assistance to 4.65 lakh widow and destitute women, Rs 11.37 crore to 1.51 lakh dependent children and Rs 15.27 crore to 2.04 lakh disabled persons.

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