Show-cause notice to 1,728 ineligible pensioners in Moga - ECAS Punjab

Show-cause notice to 1,728 ineligible pensioners in Moga

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Moga, November 6

The Department of Social Security and Women and Child Development in Moga district has issued show-cause notices to 1,728 ineligible beneficiaries of the old-age pension scheme who caused a loss of Rs 4.80 crore to the exchequer in the past couple of years.

Some of them were also getting benefits in other financial assistance schemes. A pension of Rs 750 per month is given to each beneficiary.

The district administration has sought a reply from them as to why legal action should not be initiated against them apart from recovering the financial benefits availed by them.

However, the district administration has yet to decide whether to register criminal cases against the fake beneficiaries for providing false information to get financial benefits.

The old-age pension had been availed by 1,728 persons by giving false information to the department. The administration had decided to give such pensioners a chance to present their cases with proofs within 15 days from the receipt of notices, Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Hans said. — TNS

from The Tribune

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