Chandigarh- Haryana Chief Minister Sh. Manohar Lal expressed gratitude for the chance to work together with senior residents within the state who, regardless of being eligible for Old Age Honor Allowance, have chosen to forgo it. This collective sacrifice contributes to redirecting funds for the welfare of others, emphasizing the selfless energy of people like them, which is integral to the energy of the nation and society.
The Chief Minister immediately interacted with senior residents receiving outdated age allowance via audio conferencing as a part of the ‘CM Ki Vishesh Charcha’ programme. He introduced the state authorities’s choice to extend the outdated age pension quantity to Rs 3, 000 from January 1, 2024. Notably, 40, 000 eligible senior residents above the age of 60 have voluntarily refused the pension, leading to an annual financial savings of roughly Rs 100 crore. The surplus funds might be directed in direction of service houses beneath the ‘Senior Citizen Seva Ashram’ scheme throughout 22 districts, facilitating their building and care preparations.
Sh. Manohar Lal acknowledged the sacrifice made by these senior residents and highlighted that the current month-to-month pension within the state for these aged 60 and above, with an annual revenue under Rs 3 lakh, is Rs. 2, 750.
During an interactive session, Chief Minister Manohar Lal highlighted the ‘Prahari’ scheme, launched on this monetary yr to safeguard the well-being of aged people above 80 years of age. Data from the state’s household id card revealed that there are 3, 30, 000 aged people above 80, of whom 3, 600 dwell alone.
Under the ‘Prahari’ scheme, retired authorities staff will personally go to these aged people to evaluate their well-being. If any aged individual requires medical help, property safety, or every other types of assist, the involved authorities division might be notified to supply immediate help.
He mentioned that the state authorities would take care of aged people dwelling alone in Seva Ashrams beneath the ‘Senior Citizens Seva Ashram’ scheme. One such ashram has been established in Rewari, and one other is beneath building in Karnal. Additionally, land has been recognized for these ashrams in 14 districts. Moreover, the Chief Minister talked about that the Red Cross Society operates a service for senior residents in Panipat, whereas the Ambalav Old Age Home is situated in Panchkula. The Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board in Panchkula additionally runs an Old Age Home. Furthermore, Old Age Homes are operational in 13 districts of the state, together with Bhiwani, Gurugram, Hisar, Jind, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Panchkula, Rohtak, Rewari, Sirsa, Yamunanagar, Jhajjar, and Bahadurgarh. Additionally, 14 day-care facilities are functioning. He knowledgeable that retired authorities staff can be part of the Prahari Yojana by dialing 112.
MLA, Sh. Harvinder Kalyan and different senior officers had been additionally current in the course of the event.