November 16, 2017

Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye presents social pension to elders on inaugural day

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye gives social pension to the elder.  Photo: MNA

On the inaugural day of social pension program yesterday, Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye went to Nay Pyi Taw council area Mingala ward, Pyinmana to present social pension for 3 months to 10 elders 90 years and above that include 101 years old U Pe Chit and 100 years old Daw Kyi Kyi.
In transparently striving for all to have basic human rights in accord with democratic norms and for emergence of a dignified society,Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlementhad drawn a national strategy for social security in Myanmar with the inclusion of an 8 points program aiming for free and secure development of the people.
Beginning from FY 2017-2018, a program to provide social pension for elders, one of the 8 points program, was started to provide elders 90 years and above with a monthly assistance of Ks 10,000 in accord with the Elders Law. From June 15 to 30, elders 90 year and above throughout the country are to be provided with a social pension of Ks. 30,000 for the month of April, May and June at the rate Ks. 10,000 a month that will be delivered to their doorsteps.
Teams consisting of village tract/ward chairman, village tract/ward elder and a basic education school teacher will present 3 months social pension within the last week of June to all elders 90 years and above in states and regions directly to their homes. In following months, arrangements are underway to present social pension once every three months but will strive to present it monthly as well as to reduce the age limitation it is learnt. Help Age International is assisting to use technology in the social pension process to provide the national funded social pension directly to the elders.—Myanmar News Agency

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