The Chandigarh Administration provide social security/financial assistance to widow and old age persons
Chandigarh, 3 February, 2016: The Chandigarh Administration is endeavoring to
provide social security/financial assistance to widow and old age persons who are
without any means of subsistence. Widow/Old Age pension is being provided @ Rs.
500/- p.m. to those whose family income is up to Rs. 12000/- per annum. It is seen
that low rates of assistance discourage genuine needy people. In order to achieve its
basic objectives of social and economic uplift of the citizens, the Administration is
constantly improving social security schemes to make them more realistic and has
now decided to raise the amount of widow and old age pension from Rs 500/- to Rs.
1000/- from next financial year and also raise the criteria of family income to Rs 1.50
lac annually which is the same as that for the Priority households under National
Foods Security Act who are eligible to get subsidy for food grains. The change in
family income criteria will cover more person