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The awardees would now get Rs 25,000 instead of Rs 50,000 pension, introduced by the then chief minister Akhilesh Yadav in 2015.

UP: Slashing pension an insult to achievers, say Yash Bharti awardees

By Anupam Srivastava | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 12:29 PM IST
Yash Bharti awardees have criticised the state government for slashing the lifetime pension for them and Padma awardees by 50% after its reintroduction, which was announced on Saturday.
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The CM had ordered the review after allegations of the awards being given away arbitrarily by the previous regime.
The CM had ordered the review after allegations of the awards being given away arbitrarily by the previous regime.

‘Yash Bharti Awards belong to state, not to a political party’

By Anupam Srivastava | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2018 01:40 PM IST
The Yash Bharti Awards belong to the state and not to a political party, said recipients of this award led by poet Gopal Das ‘Neeraj’ while thanking chief minister Yogi Adityanath for understanding their point of view.
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