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