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Govt tightens noose around ineligible beneficiaries in SWD

Vikas Sharma. Dated: 9/11/2018 9:47:49 AM

Vikas Sharma
Jammu, Sep 10
After getting numerous complaints about the presence of ineligible beneficiaries in the various schemes launched by the Social Welfare Department, the government today takes action and weeded out around 8449 ineligible persons, who were getting the benefits of schemes of SWD.
“The Social Welfare Department has weeded out 8449 ineligible persons from the list of beneficiaries who are getting pension under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) and Integrated Social Security Scheme (ISSS),” said a senior official at Social Welfare Department in Jammu.
“The progress of weeding out ineligible and underserving persons from the list of beneficiaries covered under NSAP and ISSS. The weeded out undeserving beneficiaries include 1047 in Anantnag, 900 in Budgam, 278 in Baramulla, 363 in Ganderbal, 523 in Kargil, 370 in Kulgam, 301 in Kupwara, 110 in Leh, 994 in Pulwama, 650 in Shopian and 2777 in Srinagar,” the official informed.
Pertinently, a monthly pension of Rs 1000 is provided to the poor elderly persons, widows, women in distress and physically challenged persons under these schemes. In J&K 573383 beneficiaries are presently receiving pension under these social security schemes including 150883 under NSAP and 422500 under ISSS amounting to Rs 686.36 crore per annum.
The officials further informed that the process of verification must be expedited across the state so that all ineligible beneficiaries are weeded out by 30 September 2018.
Meanwhile, the instructions has been issued to the District Social Welfare Officers to replace the weeded-out cases by eligible and deserving applicants from the pending list in their respective districts as per the guidelines of the scheme.
A most extreme straightforwardness must be guaranteed and copies, assuming any, expelled promptly. It was given out that the procedure of Aadhaar seeding of the recipients has been begun thus far, out of 71699 recipients enlisted under NSAP in Kashmir division, Aadhaar quantities of 32949 have been seeded up until this point.
It is our obligation that every one of the recipients must be Aadhaar seeded to preclude any phony and copy recipients with the goal that the meriting get profited from the plan. Besides, the legislature is progressing in the direction of covering all the qualified recipients under the standardized savings plans for which it is basic that ineligible and the copy recipients are removed to work out the correct pendency of qualified people.


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