Chief Secy chairs state rehabilitation council meet

Pension of widows, old aged and specially-abled enhanced

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Aug 11 2018 1:04AM | Updated Date: Aug 11 2018 1:04AM
Chief Secy chairs state rehabilitation council meetGK Photo

In a significant decision, Executive Council of State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) headed by Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Friday approved enhancement in the monthly pension of widows, old aged and specially-abled persons from existing Rs 750 to Rs 1000 besides approving action plan for the year 2018-19 of Rs 10.10 Crore.

The plan will cover 7686 militancy victims under the pension and marriage assistance schemes.

Further, the Executive Council also approved action plan of Rs 1.58 Crore for covering 1756 orphans of killed militants (without discrimination) under the scholarship scheme.

The Chief Secretary called upon the Council to popularize ‘Project Assist’, a flagship scheme of the National Foundation for Communal Harmony, which has provision of providing financial assistance to the children rendered orphans or destitute in various communal, caste, ethnic or terrorist violence for their care, education and training, an official handout said.

In order to ensure that children of militancy victims receive scholarship while undergoing professional studies in State Universities, the Chief Secretary asked the SRC to provide the children affected by militancy the required certificates for availing such scholarships.

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