Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu Approves Rs 100 Crore for Social Security Scheme

GG News Bureau
Itanagar, 14th June. 
Hours after taking office, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has swiftly moved to bolster social welfare in the state by signing off on Rs 100 crore for the Chief Minister’s Social Security Scheme (CMSSS). This initiative, aimed at benefiting approximately 80,000 vulnerable individuals statewide, marks Khandu’s first official act since his swearing-in.

The CMSSS, a cornerstone state program, extends pensions to elderly citizens aged 60 and above, widows, and persons with disabilities (divyang jan). Emphasizing the urgency due to delays in budget preparations following general elections, Khandu emphasized the need for prompt assistance to reach those in need swiftly.

“Inspired by the principles of Antyodaya, our government remains steadfast in supporting the most vulnerable and marginalized sections of society,” stated an official communication.


During the previous fiscal year, Rs 90 crore was disbursed under CMSSS, benefiting 56,030 elderly persons, 8,782 widows, and 3,950 differently abled individuals. Launched in 2019 during Khandu’s administration, the scheme ensures direct benefit transfer (DBT) to the beneficiaries’ accounts, ensuring efficient delivery of financial support.

The swift allocation of funds underscores Khandu’s commitment to prioritizing social welfare initiatives, reinforcing his administration’s dedication to inclusive development across Arunachal Pradesh.

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