The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, October 27
On the directions of Minister of Social Security, Women and Child Development Department of Punjab Dr. Baljit Kaur, department has conducted a survey and identified 90,248 deceased beneficiaries of various pension schemes. With this step, state treasury will be richer by 13.53 crore per month.
Divulging the detail, Cabinet Minister Dr. Baljit Kaur said that a survey of 30.46 lakh beneficiaries of Punjab has been conducted. On completion of this survey, 90248 deceased beneficiaries have been identified.By identifying the deceased beneficiaries, Punjab government will save 13.53 crore per month and 162.36 crore annually.
The Minister said that with the identification of 90,248 deceased beneficiaries, financial loss of the government has stopped as well as the amount will be spent to help other needy people.
The Cabinet Minister said that the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) scheme will be implemented to pay the pension to the beneficiaries. The pension will be disbursed to the beneficiaries through business correspondence deployed by bank.
To implement the scheme, first two pilot projects will be started soon in district Sangrur and Sri Muktsar Sahib.