Local bodies to collect Aadhaar details for payment of social security pension

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Aadhaar numbers of pensioners will be collected as part of streamlining payment of social security pension in the state. The state government has issued a set of guidelines for the registration of Aadhaar for the pensioners under the social security pension scheme and welfare fund board pensions.

Information Kerala mission has been directed to publish the list of pensioners who are not having Aadhaar numbers. Local governments, Kudumbasree workers and Akshaya centres have been jointly asked to work for Aadhaar registration of the beneficiaries on a time-bound basis. IT mission will issue instructions to the Akshaya kendras to enroll the pensioners on a priority basis.

Local governments have been directed to take necessary steps for Aadhaar registration arrangements on a campaign mode and to ensure complete enrolment. The chairpersons of the local government and chairpersons of the welfare standing committee are jointly entrusted to take appropriate steps to complete the Aadhaar enrolment of pensioners in a time-bound manner.