Hry developing new Aadhaar based system for social security

Hisar (Hry), Nov 8 (PTI) The Haryana government is developing a new Aadhaar based system to make it easy for elderly persons to get themselves enrolled for social security pension without visiting government offices to apply for the same, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said today.

Those who have been issued Aadhaar cards now need not apply to get the old age allowance as they would automatically start receiving it in their bank accounts upon attaining the age of 60 years, he siad while addressing a public meeting at Chaudhriwas village in Nalwa Assembly Constituency here.

Khattar also announced development projects to the tune of about Rs 195 crore for the constituency.

He said, “While several irregularities were being committed in implementation of social security pension schemes during the previous governments, the present government decided to disburse the pension directly into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries which was opposed by the middlemen”.

“After the service was made online, 1.5 lakh such cases came to light wherein pension was being claimed wrongfully,” he said and urged the people to get their Aadhaar enrollment done.

Assuring the people of the area that their long-pending demand for drinking water “would be met soon”, the Chief Minister said the storage capacity of waterworks would be increased from 15 to 30 days.

Directions have already been issued to officers of the Public Health Engineering Department in this regard, he said.

He said the level crossings in the area would be removed and eight railway overbridges and underbridges would be constructed at a cost of Rs 95 crore.