4016 Telangana Pension Scheme to differently-abled individuals, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao (CM KCR) will distribute Rs.4016 to beneficiaries at the Medak District temple venue. This program, catering to disabled and Bidi packing workers Rs.2016, was initiated by the CM on Wednesday. With this event, a new chapter unfolds in the history of the Medak town premises.
Boosting Morale with Clothing Distribution
The distribution of clothing took place at Medak, and on August 22nd, Chief Minister KCR graced the occasion with his presence. Alongside differently-abled individuals, packaging workers received support with a contribution of Rs. 4016 and Rs.2016 each, as part of the clothing distribution program, Amount of Rs. 4016 to differently-abled individuals in Telangana State and Rs.2016 each . for bidi workers. This initiative marks a fresh chapter in the historical narrative of Medak city.
New Facilities Inaugurated
As part of this initiative, CM KCR inaugurated the newly constructed integrated collectorate, district police office, and the BRS Party office in the Medak district center. He commenced his journey from Hyderabad at 11 AM, and reached Medak via the Gummadi Dala, Narsapur, and Kowdipally route around noon. He officially inaugurated the BRS Party office in the afternoon at 1:20 PM, followed by the integrated collectorate at 1:40 PM. The CM then attended an open-air meeting at the Medak CSOI Grounds at 3 PM, offering his support to humanitarian initiatives.
Empowering Humanitarian Initiatives
With the introduction of the assistance program, CM KCR reaffirmed his commitment to humanitarian causes. Post the formation of Telangana state, he distributed clothing to differently-abled individuals at the Medak temple, initially starting at Rs.500 and gradually increasing it to Rs.1500. He later raised the amount to Rs.3016 and further to Rs.4016, announcing this in a public gathering at Mancherial on June 9th. Today, at the Medak temple, he renewed his dedication to these initiatives, employing a donation of Rs.5000 in cash.
Extensive Reach of the Program
This initiative has touched the lives of over 5.5 lakh differently-abled individuals across the nation. Notably, Telangana stands out as the only state providing clothing to differently-abled individuals and packaging workers at Rs.2016. With a total of 7254 registered beneficiaries, the program has achieved widespread success. While 16 states in India have differently-abled individuals, it’s Telangana that offers such support to the maximum number of disabled workers.
Resolute Support for Clothing Distribution
KCR assured the differently-abled and packaging workers that the clothing distribution would be carried out smoothly and without any hindrance. The CM conveyed this message during his interaction with the representatives of the Balakonda Contract Workers Central Center. This initiative is unique in the country’s history and specifically focuses on differently-abled individuals and packaging workers, distributing clothing at the nominal cost of Rs.2016. Currently, there are 7254 registered technical contractors across the nation. Inaugurating this humanitarian initiative, CM KCR, and his government, has reiterated their commitment to serving society.
Gratitude Expressed for Chief Minister’s Progressive Initiatives
“We express our heartfelt gratitude to Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao. This measure stands as a testament to the inclusive and progressive approach of the BRS government under his able leadership,” stated Harish Rao. He further emphasized that the Telangana government remained steadfast in its commitment to the welfare of individuals with disabilities.
Enhanced Diet Charges to Benefit Students
Effective from July, an increase in diet charges has been implemented for the students. Previously, students from Class 3 to 7 were receiving Rs. 950 as diet charges. However, this has been raised to Rs. 1,200. For students in Class 8 to 10, the charges have been elevated from Rs. 1,100 to Rs. 1,400. Likewise, for those in Class 11 to postgraduate levels, the charges have been raised from Rs. 1,500 to Rs. 1,875.
Informed Decision based on Expert Review
In a proactive move, the Chief Minister constituted a sub-committee of Ministers to evaluate the existing situation and diet charges. The sub-committee’s recommendations formed the basis for the revision of the charges, as reflected in the signed file.
Gratitude Extended by Cabinet Colleagues
Finance and Health Minister Harish Rao, alongside fellow cabinet members including Minister for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Errabelli Dayakar Rao, and Minister for Tribal Welfare, Women, and Child Welfare Satyavathi Rathod, conveyed their appreciation to the Chief Minister for his decisions.
Aiding Over 7.5 Lakh Students
The Chief Minister highlighted that more than 7.5 lakh students enrolled in Tribal Welfare, SC Welfare, BC Welfare, and Education Department gurukuls across the State would benefit from this decision to amplify diet charges. This enhancement of charges represents a 26 percent increase compared to the previous rates. This decision, despite incurring additional annual expenses of Rs. 237.24 crore for the government, was made with the students’ well-being in mind.
Prioritizing Quality Education and Welfare
He further added that the decision to enhance diet charges was driven by the concern for students’ welfare, and the government was ready to bear the associated financial responsibility. Additionally, various hostels are already serving students with high-quality rice varieties, thereby ensuring not only their nourishment but also their access to quality education.