SRINAGAR — Stating that the Jammu and Kashmir government’s biggest priority is to defeat the ongoing pandemic, the Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said that senior citizens who lost their sole earning member of their family due to COVID-19 will be provided a special pension for life.
In a tweet, the LG’s stated, “Our biggest priority is to defeat this pandemic. I urge all of you to follow Covid appropriate behaviour and get vaccinated. We will soon prevail together over this pandemic.”
In yet another tweet, he said that the J&K government has taken several measures to help those who lost their loved ones to COVID-19. “Senior citizens who have lost only earning member of the family will be provided special pension for life,” the tweet read. “Installments of social welfare schemes like old-age pension, Laadli Beti etc and PMAY, MGNREGA and other welfare schemes will be released immediately.”
“In these challenging times, the Old-Age Homes, Orphanages will be extended all the support from the government including rations etc,” the tweet added. (KNO)