Bhubaneswar, Oct 30 (LocalWire) Come November, the social security scheme pensioners will no more have to go to the government offices on 15th of every month to receive their pension in cash.
In a policy decision, the Odisha Government has decided to disburse pensions under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) and Madhu Babu Pension Yojana (MBPY) through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode.
The DBT mode of cash transfer to pension beneficiaries will commence from November, said officials.
Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD) Department has asked the Collectors to collect bank accounts and Aadhaar card details of the beneficiaries, a notification issued by SSEPD Department said.
The DBT mode of payment will commence in urban areas in November while in rural areas, it will start from December. The beneficiaries should bring their bank passbook and Aadhar details when they come to receive pension, the sources said.
As many as 48 lakh beneficiaries are being covered under various government-sponsored pension schemes.
Those being covered under it receive Rs 300 a month after attaining 60 years up to 79 years while the octogenarians are disbursed Rs 500 per month. People living under the Below the Poverty Line (BPL) category with their annual income of below Rs 24,000 are entitled for the pension scheme.
As a social security initiative, the MBPY is also being extended to widows, leprosy and AIDS patients.