Enhanced social security pensions from June
The State government has announced its resolve to implement the enhanced Aasara pensions, social welfare pensions, for different categories of people with effect from June.
The decision forms part of TRS election manifesto wherein the party had promised significant enhancement in social welfare pensions as part of the social safety net strategy. The government had issued orders relating to the implementation of the new pensions on the first working day after the model code of conduct, which was operational from March 10 on account of elections, had been lifted on May 26.
Incidentally, this will be the first major policy decision by the State government since the last nine months, beginning from the day on which it announced the dissolution of the Telangana's legislative assembly on September 6. Accordingly, the pensions for , widows, weavers, toddy tappers, HIV/AIDS infected persons, beedi workers, single woman and filaria patients and old-age pensions had been more than doubled from ₹1,000 to ₹2,016 a month.