16 lakh senior citizens to get pension soon from Assam Govt
GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, while reviewing the implementation of the programmes and schemes of the Panchayat & Rural Development Department in a meeting held at Janata Bhawan on Monday, directed the P&RD officials to expedite the pension process in a bid to empower the senior citizens.
Under the new initiative, the State government would provide pension to all senior citizens who are 60 years and above irrespective of APL or BPL
category as pension and this will be transferred through online.
Moreover, to weed out any discrepancy in the list of pensioners, the preliminary list of selected beneficiaries would be displayed in the Gaon Panchayat offices and would be discussed in the Gaon Sabhas. Further, names of beneficiaries for entry in the list would be reopened in every six months.
During the meeting, the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also reviewed the implementation of Kanaklata Mahila Sabalikaran Yojana.
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal reviewing the implementation of programmes and schemes of PRDD