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All elderly people to get allowance by 2025: Nuruzzaman tells in JS

Published 9:10 pm | February 11, 2020

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Online Desk : Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed said the government has a plan to give allowance to all elderly male and female gradually in the country by 2025.

“The government has a plan to bring all, aging between 65 years and above (male) and aging between 62 years and above (female), under the elderly allowance in next five years,” he said while responding to a query made by treasury bench lawmaker Mir Mostak Ahmed Rabi of Satkhira-2 in the House here.

After coming to power, the government is increasing the beneficiaries of the elderly allowance by 10 percent every year, the minister said, adding “A total of 44 lakh elderly people are receiving the allowance in 2019-20.”
(BSS)

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