Govt tries to increase beneficiaries: PM

::People’s Time Online::

The government has a plan of increasing 25 percent the number of the existing beneficiaries in the sector of insolvent disabled allowance and raising the allowance to Taka 600 from Taka 500 in the Fiscal Year 2016-17.

She added,”The government has allocated Taka 360 crore for 6 lakh insolvent disabled persons during the current FY 2015-2016.”

Sheikh Hasina, the prime minister of Bangladesh, also said to the House that a scheme titled “Insolvent Disabled Allowance” is being implemented through Social Welfare Department under the ministry.

Sheikh Hasina, also in-charge of Social Welfare Ministry, disclosed this in the Jatiya Sangsad today while answering to a question from treasury bench member Selina Jahan Lita.

Answering to another question from treasury bench member Sadhan Chandra Majumder of Naogaon, she depicted that males over 65 years and females over 62 years are getting elderly allowance in Naogaon like other districts of the country as per the set principles of the government.

She again added, “The government has also a plan to increase the number of beneficiaries and amount of allowance in this head in the fiscal year 2016-2017.”

PeoplesTime/MK

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