Financial Assistance Will Reach In Right Hands Through Micro Atm : Punjab Governor
M.M.Khanna, INVC, Chandigarh The Punjab Governor and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Mr. Shivraj V. Patil, today inaugurated disbursal of pension scheme through Aadhaar Enabled Bank account and disbursed pension to beneficiaries by using Micro ATM today at Punjab Raj Bhavan. Patil said that centre’s ambitious direct cash transfer scheme will help in better targeting of subsidies and reducing delay in delivery of benefits besides curbing wastages and leakages. He said this scheme will also gave a sense of empowerment to the people, increases their faith in the processes of governance and therefore has a far larger positive effect that can be measured by the direct advantages they give. The pension will be credited to their bank account and bank will be reaching out at Sampark /Gram-Sampark centers across the UT through their business correspondents so that beneficiaries can withdraw their pension in a total comfortable and hassle free manner.Appreciating the scheme, Mr. Patil said with this Direct Benefit Transfer System, the financial assistance would reach in right hands. He said all types of pension covered under this scheme and 10456 old age pensions, 5706 widows and destitute women, 3047 disabled persons and financial assistance to 1474 dependent children’s of widows will get direct benefit. Patil said that the Chandigarh Administration has decided in May 2012 to deliver Social Security Pensions in Chandigarh through Aadhaar Enabled Bank Accounts. A good example of such use is the Aadhar programme for providing all the residents of our country a unique identity, and also the Director Benefits Transfer Scheme based on Aadhaar numbers.