Delhi to remit pensions online

Pensions to be released from the month succeeding the month of application by the beneficiaries

jasleen

Jasleen Kaur | December 6, 2010



The Delhi government will now release the old age pension, widow pension and handicapped pension on line.

The decision was taken in the cabinet meeting presided over by chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday.

The departments of social welfare and women & child development under the state government had been facing difficulties in verification of applications received for grant of old age, widow and handicapped pension due to inadequate number of Anganwadi workers. The Anganwadi workers are only part time workers and they are not able to devote full-time for verification. This results in delay in sanctions and repeated visits by the applicants in government offices.

While briefing the media after the cabinet meeting chief minister Sheila Dikshit said keeping in view the hardships and inconvenience being faced by aged, widows and handicapped persons the government decided to modify the process.

The cabinet has decided that the pensions will be released from the month succeeding the month of application by the beneficiaries.  Dikshit ensured that with the implementation of this decision the pensioners would not suffer due to processing delays. She added that the decision is a major step towards ensuring welfare schemes in true spirit.

Comments

 

Other News

Manmohan Singh favours ‘time-tested measures’ for economy

The much hyped ‘double engine’ model of governance on which the BJP is seeking votes has utterly failed, and Mumbai and Maharashtra have had to face some of the worst effects of economic slowdown, former prime minister Manmohan Singh has said. A lot of problems facing Maharashtra

“If the oppn is weak you can’t blame the govt for that”

A three-term Rajya Sabha member, Sanjay Raut is the Shiv Sena spokesperson and its voice in parliament. He is also the executive editor of Marathi newspaper Samana, started by Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray. Raut spoke with Geetanjali Minhas on his party’s seat-sharing agreement

Ashish Shelar of BJP says, “We are very confident of victory”

Ashish Shelar, 47, was the president of the Mumbai city unit of the BJP, before he became the minister of school education, sports and youth welfare in the Maharashta government this year. He has represented the Vandre West constituency in the state assembly and seeking re-election. In a chat with

Nobel for economics goes to `global fight against poverty`

The Nobel Prize in economics for 2019 goes to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty." The prize, known as “The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel”, was announc

Modi-Xi script a new chapter in bilateral relations

Prime minister Narendra Modi has accepted president Xi Jinping’s invitation to visit China in 2020 for their third informal summit after Wuhan and Mamallapuram, indicating both sides’ realization of the importance of the mechanism which gives the two leaders of the Asian giants an opportunity t

Dharma as the original Idea of India

Dharma: Hinduism and Religions in India By Chaturvedi Badrinath Edited by Tulsi Badrinath Penguin, 194+ xiii pages, Rs 499 How to live: That is the most fundamental question of human existence.



Archives

Current Issue

Video

CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter