Nepal government has increased social security allowance of the senior citizens. Presenting the budget of the fiscal year 2019/20 at the joint session of the Federal Parliament, Minister for Finance Yuvaraj Khatiwada announced that the social security allowance of senior citizens was increased by Rs 1,000.
With this, the social security allowance of senior citizens (above 70 years) has reached Rs 3,000 per month. Similarly, Dalits, senior citizens of Karnali state, people with full disability and partial disability above 60 years have been included in this program.ad space
The social security allowance is being provided to terminally disabled, disabled, single women and people from indigenous communities.
Likewise, the budget has adopted a policy of bringing within the parameters of social security the martyrs of families and enforced disappeared persons as well as disabilities with combatants.
The then Prime Minister Man Mohan Adhikari had initiated the old age allowance from Rs 100.