n The new Government of the State has established the importance of social thinking in politics by prioritising the problems of the common man. Now an atmosphere of sensitivity has been created towards social concerns in the State. The new Government has broadened the scope of social security by understanding the needs of the poor, weak, destitutes, senior citizens and disabled people of the society.
Realising the economic needs of the elderly, welfare and differently-abled people of the State, the Government has doubled the amount of social security pension from Rs 300 to Rs 600 rupees per month. Similarly, the Government has increased the Government assistance in the Chief Minister’s Kanya Vivah / Nikah scheme from Rs 28 thousand to Rs 51 thousand, while participating in the concern for the expenses incurred in the marriage of daughters. Abolition of income-limit for this subsidy has also been ended.
The new Government of the State has also made the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah / Nikah Yojana girl-friendly. Now out of the total assistance provided for the marriage of girls, Rs 48,000 are deposited in her account to set up her house and an amount of Rs 3,000 per girl is provided to the authorised body for organising mass marriages. Fund for marriage assistance is also being provided for marriages, whether it is mass or single, conducted under various practices prevalent among the tribes in tribal areas.
In the year 2019, Rs 190 crore 15 lakh 84 thousand were provided to 37,286 beneficiaries under the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah Yojana. Similarly, 1,605 beneficiaries were benefited under Mukhya Mantri Nikah Yojana.
The Government has implemented a system of providing funds to 44 lakh 26 thousand 720 beneficiaries of the State directly in their account under various pension schemes. The scope of social security was expanded to more than four and a half lakh needy in a year. Under the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme, an increased amount was made available to 15 lakh 69 thousand 627 beneficiaries in the last one year. Pension was issued to 5 lakh 36 thousand 412 under Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme and under Indira Gandhi National Disabled Pension Scheme to 99 thousand 924 beneficiaries. Integrated Social Security Pension is being provided to 20 lakh 91 thousand 573 beneficiaries in the State.
Similarly, under the Mukhya M antri Kanya Abhibhavak Pension was provided to 55,260 beneficiaries and 73,977 needy were provided pension under the retarded / multiple disability financial assistance scheme.