Lt Governor Anil Baijal has cleared another proposal by the Delhi government to increase the monthly pensions of widows, senior citizens and the disabled by Rs 1,000 each.
“The Lt Governor has cleared the proposal of increasing pensions of senior citizens, widows and disabled persons,” an official said.
The Delhi Cabinet had approved the government’s proposal for the same last month.
Currently, 4.52 lakh people are covered under the scheme while the upper limit allowed is 5.3 lakhs.
The disability pension has been raised from Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,500 while the pension for widows and destitute women has been raised from Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,500.
While the disability pension was last revised in 2012, pension of senior citizens were earlier revised in 2011 and 2008.
Baijal had recently okayed the AAP government’s ambitious proposal of setting up mohalla clinics on premises of government schools in the national capital.