Where: Uttar Pradesh
What: Samajwadi Pension Yojana
When: 28 January 2014
Uttar Pradesh Government launched the Samajwadi Pension Yojana on 28 January 2014. The new pension yojana will replace the existing Rani Laxmibai Pension Yojana in phased manner. The Scheme is expected to benefit about 40 lakh rural families living below poverty line.
The main features of the new Pension Yojana
Conditions for pension hike of 50 rupee
Ineligible families for pension under the new scheme
About Rani Laxmibai Pension Yojana
The Rani Laxmibai Pension Yojana, was launched in 2013-14 by the UP government. Under the Rani Laxmibai Pension Yojana each beneficiaries was entitled for 400 rupee per month. The pension was deposited directly into the bank account of beneficiaries in two six-monthly instalments.
The primary beneficiary under the scheme was woman head of the family and in absence of such a condition only a man would be chosen the beneficiary.
The scheme was for the below poverty line (BPL) families who have been left out of the BPL lists and are unable to get the benefits of the BPL ration Cards, Antodyaya Yojna or any other pension scheme meant for them.
The base line for getting the benefits under the Scheme was five member family whose annual income is 19884 rupees in rural areas and 25546 rupees in the urban areas.
The Scheme was targeted to benefit 50% SC and ST beneficiaries.