It is announced that the Delhi Government has increased the monthly pension for persons with disability from Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,500.
The increase will come into retrospective effect from April 1. This was told my the Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit after a cabinet meeting.
Persons with disability, whose yearly income is not more than Rs 75,000 and age is less than 60 years, are eligible for the pension. After attaining 60 years of age, the beneficiaries are given senior citizen pension.
The government spent Rs 7.60 crore for giving disability pension to 6,030 persons during 2009-10, whereas the amount was Rs 17.34 crore for 2010-11. Rs 27.52 crore was given away for disability pension to 26,622 people in 2011-12.