Patna: The Centre was on Tuesday urged to increase the amount of the social security pension schemes and make them beneficiary oriented.

"The Centre must try to make the social security pension schemes beneficiary oriented and enhance the amount of old age pension," Bihar Deputy Chief Minister, S K Modi told reporters here.

Hailing the Centre's decision to increase pension for widows and disabled persons to Rs 300 per month, he said the old age pension be hiked from Rs 200 per month to Rs 300.

(Agencies)

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