Online pension transfer for widows, aged & disabled
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Last Updated: Monday, December 06, 2010, 21:24
  
New Delhi: Widows, handicapped and the elderly, who get monthly pension from Delhi Government, will no longer require to frequent various offices to get their emolument.

Keeping in view hardships being faced by them, Delhi Government on Monday decided introduce online transfer of pension amount to the accounts of beneficiaries on a monthly basis.

The widows, handicapped and old-age people in city get monthly pension of Rs 1,000 from Delhi Government, provided they meet certain criterion. Currently the pension is paid on a quarterly basis.

"We have decided to simplify the process so that beneficiaries do not face any hardship," Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit said after a cabinet meeting.

Officials said the Cabinet has also decided that after filing of application, the pension will be paid from the next month once the case is approved.

Earlier, the pension was released from the month of approval of the application.

They said often the verification of applications takes a long time, delaying the sanction.

Dikshit said with the Cabinet decision the pensioners would not suffer due to processing delays.

She also described the decision as an important step towards ensuring that welfare schemes are implemented in their true spirit.

PTI


First Published: Monday, December 06, 2010, 21:24


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