Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 8:
The Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Department has directed Collectors of all districts to complete disbursement of pensions to all pensioners latest by 9th of this month.
Principal Secretary Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Department, Niten Chandra has written to Collectors of all districts in this connection.
These pensions are provided to beneficiaries under Central government’s National Social Assistance Programmes (NSAP) and state government’s Madhu Babu Pension Scheme (MBPS).
The process of handing over of charge between former sarpanches to newly elected ones will take place towards the mid of this month. That apart, branches of commercial banks will remain closed on account of Holi, other government holidays from 11th to 13th. Therefore, steps should be taken to disburse pensions by 9th to avoid putting old, disabled pensioners at difficulty, Chandra said in the letter.