Telangana state government will soon initiate the process of issuing identity cards for all residents of Telangana state. This was announced by chief minister KCR at a meeting with district collectors and senior government officials at the Secretariat on Tuesday. The cards will be issued to all those who participated in the recently held household survey in Telangana.
Telangana government also decided to issue fresh credentials to the state’s residents such as income proof, caste and nativity certificates, especially to students of Telangana. In place of existing ration cards, the government will introduce Telangana State Food Security Cards for the poor. KCR directed officials to expedite the process of implementing his government’s ambitious schemes during the meeting.
With respect to Financial Assistance for Students of Telangana (FAST) that has replaced the fee reimbursement scheme, Chief Minister KCR directed officials to issue all required certificates to students at one go. Students have been asked to submit applications to the tehslidar or mandal revenue officer concerned on or before October 15 in order to avail certificates required for the FAST scheme.
The new pension scheme for senior citizens, widows and physically challenged will be launched in November. The government has already issued orders enhancing the monthly pension amount from Rs 250 to Rs 1,000 for the aged and widows, and to Rs 1,500 for the physically challenged. Pension seekers have been asked to submit their applications to the village revenue officer concerned on or before October 15. Beneficiaries will be issued individual sanction letters.