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Organize Special Camps in villages on Aug 17 to ensure benefits of various Pension Schemes to beneficiaries: Dr Baljit Kaur

Chandigarh, August 4, 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
For ensuring benefit of various pension schemes being run by the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led state government for the eligible beneficiaries, the Social Security & Women and Child Development Minister Dr. Baljit Kaur, on Thursday, directed officials to organize the special camps at village level on August 17. The Cabinet Minister also instructed to expedite the process of filling vacant posts of Anganwadi workers and helpers.

Reviewing the schemes of the department of Social Security & Women and Child Development here at Punjab Bhawan, Dr. Baljit Kaur said that the state government was committed to deliver the benefits of various social welfare schemes to eligible beneficiaries of the different sections to the society.

She directed that the payment through PFMS system should be implemented soon in other districts like Sangrur and Mansa to bring more transparency in the payment of pensions to the beneficiaries, besides coordinating with health and governance reforms departments to delete the data of deceased beneficiaries.

The Cabinet Minister also asked to speed up the work of creating barrier-free access in government buildings for the disabled under the SIPDA scheme, under which 143 government buildings are being covered in phased manner. Dr. Kaur directed all the District Social Security Officers to send proposals pertaining to new government buildings in which barrier free access is required.

Dr. Baljit Kaur instructed to dispose of all the pending applications for making UDID cards at the earliest, divulging that so far 4,45,546 applications have been received for creating UDID cards from persons with disabilities, out of which 2,76,303 applications have been issued and 1,01,700 incorrect applications were rejected.

The Cabinet Minister directed to provide basic facilities such as provision of drinking water and toilet in 7503 Anganwadi Centers of the state by coordinating with various concerned departments.

Dr. Baljit Kaur instructed the field officers to ensure that the old age homes of the department and children homes are periodically inspected.

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