Haryana govt to deal strictly with irregularities in pensions
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Last Updated: Monday, February 21, 2011, 20:00
  
Chandigarh: Haryana government on Monday gave warned that irregularities in disbursing pension under several social welfare schemes, especially old-age pension, would be sternly dealt with.

Ineligible persons drawing pension should not only be made liable for recovery but also punished sternly, an official spokesman said here.

Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had decided to disburse old-age pension through banks so that the disbursement system is transparent.

However, in some of the cases irregularities had come to light and action had been initiated against guilty officers in the districts of Karnal, Jhajjar, Kaithal and Kurukshetra.

The death rate in the state was low and the number of pensioners under the scheme was rising.

There were about 21 lakh beneficiaries covered under old- age pension in the state. The information of about 14.15 lakh beneficiaries had been uploaded on the website of the Social Justice Department, out of which 8.29 lakh had been integrated with the banks and they were disbursed pension directly through banks.

PTI


First Published: Monday, February 21, 2011, 20:00


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