The much publicized Pension Scheme “Aasara” was launched by the TS CM K Chandrasekhar Rao. The CM assured the eligible beneficiaries that they will get the benefits of the scheme. He strongly warned the Bogus aspirants. This is one of the important promise made in the party election manifesto. It is not only fulfilled but it is made better, now the pension has increased to Rs. 1000 from Rs 200 for widows and elederly. While for disabled it has become Rs.1500, from Rs. 500.
Aasara was launched simultaneously in different districts by different Ministers.
The CM mentioned that his Government will be spending Rs. 4000 Crores for this purpose, but will ensure not a single bogus applicant will ever get the benefit. The Government had estimated that Rs 675 is good enough for two time meals for a month, but considering other basic needs, we have hiked it to Rs. 1000. The ration card process will also become better and will provide 6 kg of rice instead of 4