Enarada, Mysore June 23,2013:
The first ever Pension Adalat in the state, to ensure that eligible people get their pensions under various government schemes, was launched by Revenue and District In-Charge Minister V. Sreenivas Prasad. The event was organised at the Government High School premises in Kudalur village of the Nanjangud taluk in the district today.
Addressing more than 2000 people who had assembled at the venue, Sreenivas Prasad said that hitherto a sum of Rs. 43,46,800 was being distributed to 1,867 beneficiaries in the taluk and 1,085 new beneficiaries have been included in the list of beneficiaries for Indira Gandhi Old Age Pension Scheme, Widow Pension scheme, Pension for Handicapped scheme and Sandhya Suraksha scheme.
In a bid to ensure that benefits of all Government schemes reach the beneficiaries throughout the State, Chief Minister Siddharamaiah had held meetings with DCs of all districts and CEOs of all ZPs to take necessary steps and allot the required funds, he said
The Adalat has been organised as part of the Government’s initiative to hold such adalats at hobli levels all over the State. The beneficiaries of these schemes have been identified by village accountants who conducted door-to-door survey before finalizing the list, he added.
Among the 1085 new beneficiaries, four are under Old Age Pension, 353 under Widow Pension Scheme, 663 under Sandhya Suraksha Scheme and 65 under Physically Handicapped Pension Scheme, said the Minister.