Increase in single men allowance
Baitadi. The Melauli municipality in the district has decided to increase the allowance being provided as social security for single men or widower in the municipality.
The municipality had been providing Rs. 1,500 per monthly to the single men and it has now been increased to Rs. 2,000 per month, deputy Mayor Radha Ojha said.
The social security allowance that is being provided since the past three years is given to widower between 50 to 60 years old.
“Like single women, single men also suffer financial problems, hence we decided to include the men as well to help ease their daily livelihood, Ojha said.
There are currently 88 men who are benefitting from the single men allowance in Melauli. “The allowance has made our life easier,” said Shanker Dutt Bhatt, single men from ward no. 9 of the municipality.
Likewise, for the new fiscal year, the municipality has also increased social security allowance for orphan children.
There are currently 19 children who have lost both their parent, and getting monthly social security allowance from the municipality. (RSS)