Functions to mark old-age pension hike in Punjab

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Feb 12, 2016 22:21 IST

The Punjab government on Friday announced to organise state-level functions on February 18 to mark the launch of the statewide disbursal of enhanced old-age pension to beneficiaries.

This decision was taken here at a meeting chaired by information and public relations secretary Rahul Tiwari.

The state government had recently announced hike in the old-age pension from Rs 250 to Rs 500 per month with effect from January 1, 2016.

One state-level function each would be organised in SAS Nagar and Jalandhar, where chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and deputy CM Sukhbir Badal, respectively, would be the chief guests, a spokesman said.

Similar functions would be organised in other districts and all assembly constituencies, the spokesman added.

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