The District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) has chosen to quit granting benefits to 2,978 individuals who are presently the recipients of Aasara pension scheme. Utilizing their Aadhar cards and wellbeing cards, it has been found that the retired people fit in with groups of government workers. From December, their benefits would be withheld.
The State government has been granting annuities to senior nationals, dowagers, impaired individuals, weavers, hard stuff tappers and beedi laborers for over a year now. Amid the beginning of the plan itself the administration had made it clear that individuals with an administration representative in the family would not get annuity. Nonetheless, numerous administration workers and resigned representatives figured out how to enroll the names of their relatives for annuities.
Aasara Pension Scheme
The DRDA authorities checked the wellbeing card numbers issued to government workers and the beneficiaries’ Aadhar card numbers and established that 2,978 individuals with government representatives in their families have been getting Aasara annuities.
Out of the 2,978 retired people, 308 are from Siddipet region, 152 from Medak, 123 from Sangareddy, 65 from Sadasivpet, 89 from Andole-Jogipet nagar panchayat, 55 from Gajwel-Pragnapur nagar panchayat and 91 from Zaheerabad region.
Out of the 2,978 retired people, 1,444 are seniority beneficiaries, 821 dowagers, 208 debilitated persons, 20 hard stuff tappers, 64 weavers, 129 beedi specialists and 292 abhayahastam retired people. A Murali, CEO of Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP), has guided the DRDA authorities to recuperate the sum paid as of recently from the concerned government workers.
With Aasara annuities scratched off for 2,978 beneficiaries, Rs 30 lakh for every month would be spared from the State exchequer. This adds up to Rs 3.60 crore for each year.