Inclusive growth is high on priorities of Modi govt

The government will take adequate measures to ensure social security for children, women and senior citizens of the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Tuesday.

Last Updated: Jan 12, 2016, 20:34 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The government will take adequate measures to ensure social security for children, women and senior citizens of the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Tuesday.

Jaitley said that the inclusive growth is high on the priorities of the present government and the government will take adequate measures to ensure social security for the children, women and senior citizens of the country.

The Finance Minister was making the opening remarks during his pre -budget consultative meeting with the representatives of different social sector groups here today.

Various suggestions were made by the representatives of the different social sector groups during the meeting. Some of the major suggestions made during the meeting include increase in old age pension from Rs 200 to Rs 500, increase in pension for widows, inclusion of grandparents as a separate entity under Rashtriya Swasthaya Bima Yojana (RSBY).