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