RAJOURI, JULY 08: District Administration Rajouri has decided to extend old age pension benefits to maximum number of eligible persons.
For the purpose, it is going to organize special camps to list the deserving persons for providing them benefits of National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) and Integrated Social Security Scheme.
Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri Mohammad Aijaz Asad chaired a meeting of the officers/Officials of social welfare department and ICDS to devise a mechanism for the re-scrutinization, Aadhaar linked payment mode for disbursement of pension to the beneficiaries under these Centrally / State sponsored schemes and inclusion of all the left out beneficiaries.
The Social Welfare Department is providing monthly pension to the beneficiaries in the State under two schemes i.e. National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) which is a blend of centre and state shares and Integrated social security schemes.
District Social Welfare Officer informed that 34000 persons are availing the benefits of pension under different schemes in the district. He also informed that there are 18000 pending cases in the district which need to be verified.
The DDC said re-scrutinizing of the database is very important so that no eligible beneficiary viz old aged, widow or differently-abled person is left out and denied the benefit of the pension.
He said Special camps will be organised at Tehsil level for three days to re-scrutinise and collect the forms from the left out eligible persons. Meanwhile, the DDC also reviewed state Marriage assistance scheme, functioning of Bal ashrams and pre and post matric scholarship disbursement.
The meeting was attended by the Chief Planning Officer, Shama-un Ahmed, District Social Welfare officer Mohammad Naseeb, CDPO Manjakote, Rajouri, Darhal, Kalakote and all the Tehsil social welfare officer.