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Minister: All senior citizens to receive old-age allowance by 2025

  • Published at 07:08 pm February 11th, 2020
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The minister said the number of beneficiaries under the old-age allowance programme increases by 10% every year since the current government assumed power, reports UNB

Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed has said the government has a plan to bring all senior citizens of the country under old-age allowance in phases by 2025.

“The government has a plan to provide allowance to all men aged 65 or above, and all women aged 62 or above by 2025 (bringing them under the allowance) in phases,” he told the parliament while replying to a written question from Awami League MP Mir Mushtaque Ahmed Robi (Satkhira-2) on Tuesday.  

The minister said the number of beneficiaries under the old-age allowance programme increases by 10% every year since the current government assumed power, reports UNB.

Some 4.4 million people of the country are receiving the old-age allowance in 2019-2020, Nuruzzaman added.