Nawanshahr: District planning committee approves to release funds under National Social assistance program

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The Fact News Service

Nawanshahr, January 20

Satveer Singh Palijhikki, Chairman, District Planning Committee has approved to release funds of Rs. 27,40,100 lakhs under National Social Assistance Program (ACA) during the current financial year 2020-21. Under this scheme a total of 3681 beneficiaries of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar would get benefits.

Disclosing this here today Chairman Satveer Singh Palijhikki said that the schemes coming under National Social Assistance Program include Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme, Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension, Indira Gandhi Disabled Pension Scheme and National Family Benefit Scheme. He said that the benefit of Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme was given to those who were above 60-79 years of age, living below the poverty line or having no children. He said that under this scheme the government provides assistance of Rs.200 per month and Rs.500 per month to the senior citizens above 80 years of age.