Delhi Waqf Board resumes pensions for widows: Amanatullah Khan. There is good news for widow pensioners who have been not getting pension for the last eight years. It is understood that now the Delhi Waqf Board has resumed their pensions, according to Okhla AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, who is also chairman of the Board.
Moreover, the board has also decided to raise the pension to Rs 1,500 from next month.
“Pensions for the widows which were Rs 500 per month were not being paid for the last 8 years. We have resumed payment of widow pensions and had raised the amount from Rs 500 to Rs 1000 per month,” he told PTI.
Also, he said come June, the pension for windows will be raised to Rs 1,500. “At least Rs 50 per day will ensure that the beneficiary widows can manage their daily needs like food,” he said.
Currently, 1,000 widows get pensions. The board is mulling move to invite more applications so that more widows could benefit from the pensions.
The monthly income of Delhi Waqf Board, which was around Rs 7-8 lakh, has now gone up to about Rs 1.25 crore per month, reported PTI. Khan said the daily rent collections have also increased to Rs 8-10 lakh.