Citizens to receive cash subsidies in three provinces today
Administration announced on Monday that cash subsidies will be credited to people's accounts in the provinces of North Khorasan, South Khorsan and Khorasan Razavi on Tuesday.
People in other provinces will receive cash subsidies within two weeks.
The amount of the cash subsidy for each person is set at about 40 dollars.
Paying cash subsidies to people is the first stage of implementing the subsidy reform plan.
Earlier, the administration had announced that the implementation of the subsidy reform plan is scheduled to begin in the second half of the Iranian calendar month of Mehr (September 23 to October 22).
The Iranian government plans to eliminate the subsidies on fuel, energy, and certain goods over the course of five years. The administration has decided to pay cash subsidies for an undecided period of time to compensate low-income families for the inflationary repercussions of the plan.
The head of State Inspectorate Organization, Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi, on Tuesday urged people to help the government to implement the subsidy reform properly.
"All people should cooperate for proper implementation of the subsidy reform plan ... we should be ready to face the repercussions," he said.