In a transfer to assist auto and taxi drivers affected because of the Covid-19 lockdown, the Andhra Pradesh authorities on Thursday disbursed 4 months prematurely an annual monetary help of Rs 10,000 to every of the 262,000 beneficiaries beneath a state welfare scheme.
Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy introduced the switch of a complete quantity of Rs 262.49 crores to 2,62,493 beneficiaries beneath the YSR Vahana Mitra scheme throughout a digital convention with district collectors and beneficiaries, an official assertion stated.
“The chief minister additionally appealed to the beneficiaries to make use of the cash for the meant function and never for alcohol. This would put each passengers and the motive force into bother,” the assertion added.
The YSR Vahana Mitra was launched on October 4, 2019 with an intention to offer an annual allowance of Rs 10,000 to auto and taxi drivers to satisfy insurance coverage premium, license charges and different recurring bills.
According to the federal government, the annual fee of allowance beneath the scheme was superior by 4 months because the auto and taxi drivers had no supply of earnings in the course of the previous few months because of the lockdown clamped to combat Covid-19.
“We have introduced the calendar for welfare schemes with the auto and taxi drivers getting Rs 236 crores transferred as an unencumbered quantity into their accounts which can’t be deducted by bankers for any earlier dedication of the account holders,” Jagan stated.
The chief minister requested individuals to examine their eligibility standards for the scheme of their respective villages or ward secretariats. Those who meet the eligibility however haven’t obtained any quantity as but can reapply beneath the scheme, he stated.
“They also can use the Spandana’ on-line platform to say their advantages, in the event that they match into the eligibility standards. The quantity might be credited by July 4,” he added.
The authorities plans to disburse subsequent week a monetary help beneath a state scheme for barbers, washermen, and tailors, and to handloom weavers on June 24.