Manipulation of old and widow pension
After the intervention of the Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission, action has been initiated against a former Sarpanch and a former Panchayat Secretary of village Sathhali in Gurdaspur District in a case of manipulating old age and widow pensions.
Disclosing this here today this, Mrs. Tejinder Kaur, Chairperson of the Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission said that Baldev Singh S/o Baj Singh and Balwinder Singh S/o Kunnan Singh had lodged a written complaint with the commission against a former Sarpanch and a former Panchayat Secretary of village Sathhali for wrongly including the name of persons who are not eligible for Old age pension and for widow pension.
Mrs. Tejinder Kaur said that the Commission had sought the report from the Director, Rural Development and Panchayat Department, Punjab in this regard. Responding to this, the Director, Rural Development and Panchayat Department, Punjab told the Commission that an inquiry has been conducted and allegations made by the complainant have been found correct. Subsequently, the Deputy Commissioner Gurdaspur has initiated proceedings against the former village Sarpanch, Satnam Singh and former Panchayat Secretary Sukhdev Singh.