SC rejects plea against UP govt’s pension scheme

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea challenging the Akhilesh Yadav government’s ‘Samajwadi’ pension scheme for the poor.

A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul said the scheme is meant for the poor and “it is a beautiful one”.

The court was hearing the appeal filed by ‘Hindu Front for Justice’ against the Allahabad High Court order which did not find merit in the plea against the scheme. It was alleged that it provides 25 per cent reservation for minorities which is not permissible under the Constitution.