Strict regulation of pension payment in Manipur

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Imphal, Sep 27 (UNI) The Manipur government of late has been trying to detect fraud pensioners and the Finance department had tried several methods to check fraudulent withdrawal of pension money.

Finance Commissioner R Rashmi said all the pensioners were asked to come to the treasury office for photography and identification.

Treasury officials said all those, who come were photographed and their finger prints taken digitally through computers and a complete data was maintained to check fradulent withdrawal of pensions.

Finance officials said it is hard to detect fraudulent withdrawal as family members may continue to withdraw money even after the pensioner died.

So far about 19,000 out of 25,000 pensioners came forward for photography and those who do not come will not be entertained officials said.

The government has also ordered probe into cases where the pensioners did not come for photography.

UNI

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