Delhi to remit pensions online

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


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.



Other News

Harnessing the demographic capital: how effective are skilling programmes?

Probing data concerning increased job creation and the decline in unemployment has been holding the attention of economists and been subject of discussions in several think tanks in the preceding months. The NITI Aayog reports that 3.53 million new jobs were created between September 2017 and February 2018

It`s time to Unlock now, with economic focus

With Lockdown 4 ending Sunday, the home ministry has issued new guidelines to fight COVID-19 and for phased re-opening of areas outside the Containment Zones. The guidelines, issued based on extensive consultations held with states and UTs, will be effective from June 1 till June 30. The first phase of reo

Small kitchen gardens turn saviours for Gujarat tribal families

When the whole world is fighting COVID-19, food and nutrition security has become a major issue. The pandemic has aggravated the existing food crisis in India, especially in rural and tribal regions. There has been less availability of fresh foods in most parts of the country, and the tribal community has

India will set example of post-Covid-19 economic revival: Modi

India is determined to “set an example” for the rest of the word in the post-pandemic economic revival, prime minister Narendra Modi has said, underling the need to become self-reliant. “There is also a widespread debate on how the economies of various countries, including

3,543 ‘Shramik Special’ trains transport 48 lakh people in 26 days

Close to 48 lakh migrant labourers have been able to reach home from the cities they were working in, as the Indian Railways have run a total of 3,543 “Sharmik Special” trains from May 1. Following the home ministry order regarding the movement by special trains of migrant worker

How Jeevan Raths have helped 52,000 migrants in Maharashtra

Before the novel coronavirus hit it, Mumbai about 10-12 lakh labourers from elsewhere had made it their home. The figure for the state of Maharashtra was another 18-20 lakh. As the pandemic spread and the Maximum City emerged as the worst-hit place in India, all economic activities came to an end, and with


Current Issue


Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter