June 20, 2016
“Priority is to aid poorest among the poor first.” ~ Akhilesh Yadav, Chief Minister Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh government has started several schemes for the safety and welfare of women. Emphasizing the importance of women in the society, they had launched Samajwadi Pension Yojna to encourage savings among people living below poverty line and provide them financial assistance. Under the scheme, 55 lakh families have been benefitted till date.
To ensure that women are respected in the society, women head of the families are given a priority under Samajwadi Pension Scheme. The priority is given to exhort them to utilize the funds for the welfare and education of their children.
A letter to Samajwadi Pension Women beneficiaries
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has recently written a letter to all the women beneficiaries of Samajwadi Pension Yojana and asked them to utilise this money in educating children and giving good life to them.
He feels that Healthy, Happy, and Self-dependent women are the key to any state’s progress. In the letter, he informed that the beneficiaries are entitled for free health check-ups and vaccination of children less than 5 years of age. They are also entitled for free delivery in the state-run hospitals.
The ANMs and Asha Bahus can visit the beneficiaries regularly and enquire about their problems. Akhilesh Yadav also wrote about the education of children and urged the women to send their children to schools.
“Education is free in government schools. The children are entitled for free meal and books. If someone is illiterate he should be sent to the Saksharta Kendra,” the UP CM said.
Increase in monthly pension
Akhilesh Yadav declared that the government can increase the monthly pension to Rs 750; however, this is possible only if women take care of the health issues of children and their education.
Akhilesh Yadav government has achieved major success in maternal and neo-natal care and Uttar Hamara congratulates him for taking a number of measures to improve health indicators of women and children.