The state government on Tuesday announced a monthly pension of Rs 50,000 to dignitaries from the state who have been honoured with the state government’s Yash Bharti or the central government’s Padma awards.
The decision was taken in a cabinet meeting presided over by chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.
As per the decision, the state cabinet approved the rules for payment of a monthly pension of Rs 50,000 to the awardees.
The rules provide for pension to those who have been either born in the state or have worked in Uttar Pradesh.
The chief minister has been authorised to make necessary amendments to the rule for payment of pension.
The chief minister said he was sure that no ‘Yash Bharti’ awardee would return the honour to protest against the policies of the Samajwadi Party government.
The cabinet also approved a policy to recruit on gazetted posts those sportsmen who have won laurels for the state in international meets.
In all, 49 posts in various departments have been identified for the purpose.