Bhubaneswar, Aug 27 (LocalWire): The State government today asked all the Collectors to not deprive any eligible beneficiaries of pension scheme due to non-availability of Aadhar.
The state Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD) department today issued an order to all the Collectors to get rid of the mandatory Aadhar requirement as of now.
“The State government has now decided that an eligible beneficiary should not be denied pension for not having Aadhaar,” the department said in the letter to all Collectors.
It also added, “If somebody is alive and identifiable as a beneficiary he/she should not be denied pension for not having Aadhaar,”
The department said that it would be the responsibility of the local administration to identify these cases and provide them Aadhaar ID before the next phase of disbursement.
The department has now asked all the Block level officials and the municipal authorities to ensure that all those beneficiaries who do not have Aadhar yet to get their Aadhar registration done before the next round of pension disbursement.
The new order of the governmernment came to the fore after several reports of denial of pensions were brought into the limelight owing to the lack of possession of Aadhar.