Patna: In a novel initiative, Bihar Chief
Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday announced that his government
would introduce pension scheme under the purview of ongoing
mirco pension scheme for milk producing farmers in the state.
"We will introduce pension scheme for panchayat teachers
under the purview of the existing micro pension scheme for
milk producing farmers in Bihar", Kumar told a function
organised by the state social welfare department.
The cooperative milk producing farmers are liable for UTI
micro pension, he said adding because of lack of coordination
between the state Human Resource Development official and UTI
management, the micro pension scheme for panchayat teachers
was yet to be set in motion in Bihar.
He said he would soon hold a meeting with the officials
of both the sides and find out a solution.
Referring to the Kanya Surksha Yojana in Bihar, the
Chief Minister said his government was irrevocably committed
to ensuring welfare of women.
He said more than ten lakh girls had reaped the benefits
of the scheme during the past three years.