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Unemployment allowance for disabled people hiked

D.N.I.S. News Network - The Haryana Government has decided to enhance the allowance of about 900 educated unemployed persons having 100 per cent disability who are registered with the employment exchanges. The increased allowance will be paid with effect from 01 April 2006 .

Finance Minister Birender Singh said there were 27,646 persons belonging to different categories of disability registered with various employment exchanges of the state. He said disabled persons having matriculation would now get Rs. 1,000 per month as unemployment allowance irrespective of their type of disability. Similarly, graduate and postgraduate disabled persons would get Rs. 1,500 and Rs. 2,000 respectively.

The maximum allowance given earlier was Rs. 600 per month for postgraduates with visual impairment.