TDP to Hike Pension under NTR Bharosa

Friday, January 11th, 2019, 11:00:13 AM IST

The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to hike the monthly old age pension in the state under the NTR Bharosa scheme.

Currently, the AP government is giving a pension of Rs 1000 per month to senior citizens in the state and sources report that the government is looking to increase this pension amount to Rs 2000 per month.

Sources within the ruling TDP party said that the official announcement of this decision might be made either in the third or last week of January.

The Divyang population currently receives a pension of Rs 1500 while patients undergoing dialysis receive a pension of Rs 2500 towards their treatment from the government. The TDP government is said to be reviewing all the pension petitions received during the Janmabhoomi programme.