1,73,338 new pension accounts have been opened
Chandigarh, August 28 – Criticising Opposition leaders for their statements regarding Social Security Pensions, Haryana Women and Child Development Minister, Mrs Kavita Jain has said that these were misleading and were not based on facts.
In a statement issued here, Mrs Jain said that since the formation of the present State Government, 1,73,338 new pension accounts have been opened and the process of pension disbursement was being carried out in a transparent manner. She added that 12,072 new beneficiaries have been enrolled in District Ambala, 9,542 in Bhiwani, 8,030, in Faridabad, 7,310 in Fatehabad, 4,818 in Gurgaon, 15,090 in Hissar and 7,425 in Jhajjar. Similarly, 11,901 new pension accounts have been created in Jind, 9,278 in Kaithal, 4,942 in Karnal, 6,907 in Kurukshetra, 8,863 in Mahendragarh, 5,517 in Mewat, 8,245 in Palwal, 3,954 in Panchkula, 8,476 in Panipat, 7,451 in Rewari, 6,860 in Rohtak, 11,384 in Sirsa, 7,355 in Sonepat and 7,918 in Yamunanagar. Till date, a total of 13,85,779 pension accounts have been opened in the State.
The Minister added that to ensure complete transparency in the process of pension disbursement, the funds were being transferred directly to the beneficiaries’ accounts through banks and post offices. “A case regarding bungling of funds worth crores of rupees in Karnal has come to our notice. This happened due to wrong methods of disbursement used by the previous government. We are investigating the matter. Now Opposition leaders are spreading misinformation to garner headlines,” she added.
Mrs Jain said that Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal himself had transferred pension arrears amounting to Rs 16.7 crore directly to the accounts of 1.42 lakh beneficiaries at the launch of the ‘Thari Pension Thare Pass’ scheme recently. She added that some beneficiaries were facing issues as there were differences in their bank and pension account details, and this was being corrected.