Hamirpur, May 12
The Social Welfare Department has disbursed over Rs 11.60 crore as pension in the district to 37,981 people in the first quarter of the current financial year.
Sanjeev Sharma, District Welfare Officer, said that following the coronavirus outbreak, the department had paid pension in advance up to June this year. He added that the department had started a public finance management system to ensure speedy delivery of funds to the beneficiaries of social security pensions.
He said that the database of the pensioners was being uploaded on the software. In some cases, verification and bank KYC were required, delaying the payment of pension to some people. He added that once data were compiled and uploaded, there would be speedy remittance of funds to the beneficiaries. — OC