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Aadhaar not required for availing social security: Kavita Jain

Aadhaar not required for availing social security: Kavita Jain

She said that an amount of Rs 220.94 crore has been released by the state for disbursement of pension or allowances for October.

Chandigarh: Haryana Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Kavita Jain said that beneficiaries of various social security schemes are not required to produce Aadhaar card for availing these.

She said that she has come to notice that beneficiaries were being asked to produce Aadhaar cards at the time of disbursement of pension.

As a result, there is sense of resentment among the beneficiaries, she said, according to an official statement.

Jain said that those beneficiaries who did not have the Aadhaar Card would also get the benefit of these schemes.

No beneficiary would be deprived off pension benefit for the want of Aadhaar Card, she said.

She said that a number of welfare schemes were being run by the department. These included old age allowance, widow pension, handicapped pension, financial assistance to destitute children.

At present over 22.26 lakh beneficiaries get pension and allowances under these schemes.

She said that an amount of Rs 220.94 crore has been released by the state for disbursement of pension or allowances for October.
first published:November 06, 2014, 23:32 IST