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UP govt scraps Samajwadi pension scheme

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has scrapped the Samajwadi Pension scheme initiated by the previous Akhilesh Yadav government and ordered a probe into the selection of beneficiaries under the scheme.

Chief Minister has directed that the investigation should be completed within a month. He said in future Mukhya Mantri Pension scheme will be introduced and beneficiaries from most Dalit communities will also be included.

Mr Yogi has also said that a cabinet proposal should be prepared to enhance pension amounts from 500 to one thousand being given to widows, handicapped and old age people.

The Chief Minister has directed to chalk out a special welfare scheme for the scheduled tribals residing at Sonebhadra and other districts of the state and proper arrangements must be made for education of tribal children.

He has also directed to link all social welfare schemes run by the state government with the schemes initiated by the centre. Mr Yogi has also directed to amend scholarship regulations to bring maximum students under it.

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