Telangana state government has doubled the pension amount for all beneficiaries under Aasara Pensions Scheme. While the pension amount of Rs. 1,000 has been raised to Rs. 2,016 for all categories, pension amount of Rs 1,500 given to differently-abled persons has been increased to Rs 3,016.
Beneficiaries under the categories of old-age, widow, weavers, toddy tappers, persons with HIV-AIDS, beedi workers, single women, self employed artisans, hawkers, vendors engaged on petty business and filaria patients who are getting monthly pension of Rs 1,000 will now receive Rs 2,016 per month.
Similarly, differently-abled persons who are getting Rs. 1,500 per month will get a hiked pension of Rs 3,016 from July onward. CM KCR of Telangana has doubled Aasara pension amount for all category of beneficiaries.
Currently, around 39,32,302 persons are getting benefitted under the Aasara pension scheme in Telangana.
Due to revised age limit for old-age pensioners and higher pensions amount under Aasara Pensions, the number of beneficiaries is likely to increase by another 7 lakh.
The state govt. is likely to bear a financial burden of Rs. 12,000 crore. For this purpose, Telangana govt. has already made an allocation of Rs. 12,607 crore in its budget during February 2019.