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Punjab releases Rs.296 Cr pensions for January and February to 24.70 lakh beneficieries

March 21, 2020 08:07 PM

CHANDIGARH: On the directives of Chief MinisterCaptain Amarinder Singh, the Finance Department has released Rs. 296 crore on account of social security pensions to 24.70 lakh beneficiaries for the month of January and February.

It may be recalled that the Social Security department had released Rs. 110 crore towards pension to the widows earlier this month.

 While reviewing the status of social security pensions, Captain Amarinder Singh had directed the Department to immediatley release pensions to the beneficiaries.

Subsequently, the amount has been released and directly credited to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries today.

The spokesperson further said that the Government was committed to ensuring timely release of social security pensions to the beneficiaries.

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