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Haryana enhances allowance of dwarfs and eunuchs

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, May 17

The Haryana government enhanced the allowance of dwarfs and eunuchs to Rs. 2750 per month. The enhanced allowance will be applicable from April 1, 2023.

Haryana’s Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment,Om Prakash Yadav gave this information after a review meeting of the department here today.

He informed that to get the allowance under both these schemes, the person should be a domicile of Haryana and should be at least 18 years of age. Under the dwarf allowance, the height of male should be 3 feet 8 inches and the height of females should be 3 feet 3 or less.

The applicant will also have to produce a certificate from the Civil Surgeon for availing the allowance under both the categories.

Om Prakash Yadav said that from April 1, 2023, the amount of old age samman allowance, widow pension, disabled pension and Ladli Social Security Allowance Scheme has also been increased. Now this amount has been increased from Rs.2500 to Rs.2750 per month.

Apart from this, the amount of assistance given to destitute children has also been increased to Rs. 1850 per month. This assistance will be given to a family up to a maximum of two children.

He informed that the assistance given to divyang children has been increased to Rs.2150 who do not go to school till the age of 18 years.

The Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment informed that the assistance amount for Kashmiri families coming to Haryana after being displaced from Jammu and Kashmir has been increased to Rs. 1,250 per month per member, but this amount will not exceed Rs. 6,250 per month per family.

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