69,008 people get Tk 41.41 cr old-age allowance in Rajshahi

City  News :
A total of 69,008 people are getting old- age allowance worth around Taka 41.41 crore during the current fiscal in the district.

Besides, 15,110 other people with special needs are receiving disability
allowance valued at around Taka 9.52 crore.

This was revealed in an allowance-book distribution ceremony among the
age-old people and person with special needs at conference hall of Deputy
Commissioner’s office in Rajshahi city.

Department of Social Services (DSS) organized the book-distribution
ceremony.

On the occasion, a total of 1,312 age-old people including 187 persons
with special needs received their allowance books.

Each of the age-old beneficiaries will get Taka 600 and the person with
special needs Taka 700 per month from their respective account-holding banks.

Fazley Hossain Badsha, MP, and Deputy Director of DSS Rashedul Kabir
addressed the function as chief and special guests respectively with Deputy
Commissioner SM Abdul Kader in the chair. Additional Deputy Commissioners Md
Shalahuddin, Sabet Ali and Nasima Khatun were present on the occasion.

Lawmaker Badsha says the beneficiaries have been getting their respective
allowance timely through their own bank accounts. The present government has
taken many steps including old-age- allowance for the welfare of poor people
to help them passing their days without difficulty.

“Considering their vulnerable condition, the government has increased their
old-age-allowance and also number of beneficiaries from the current fiscal,”
he said.

He expressed his gratitude to the government for enacting the national
policy on elderly persons and called for enforcement of it as early as
possible.

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