"The cabinet has given approval to Samajwadi pension scheme, which will benefit 40 lakh families. Under the scheme, pension between Rs 500 to Rs 700 would be given to beneficiaries", Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav told reporters after the cabinet meeting.
In another important decision, the state government has decided to make 1.70 Shiksha Mitra (ad hoc Primary teachers) as teachers.
"The Shiksha mitras are teaching in primary schools for a long time and have been demanding their regularization as teachers. They will be accommodated. The concerned department will work on modalities within 10 days", he said.     

The cabinet also decided to modernize police stations and control room in Gautam Buddha Nagar and the project will be funded by Noida authority, Yadav said.
The excise policy of the state has also been passed in which the revenue realization would be 21.4 percent more than the current fiscal, Akhilesh said adding that the policy mentions ways to curb smuggling of liquor from other states to Uttar Pradesh.
In reply to a question regarding Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's interview to a news channel, Akhilesh declined to comment.
"It will be better if you don’t ask me this. The interview was well advertised. The interviewer was nervous while taking the interview", he added.


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