Banks to record fingerprints to deliver pension at door-step

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Nahan, Sep 15 (UNI) In a novel scheme, Himachal Social Justice and Empowerment ministry has decided to rope in Banks to deliver pensions after verifying fingerprints of the recipients at their door-steps.

To begin with, the scheme, now being run through post offices, would be introduced in the Una district where banks would record the finger prints of the pensioners.

On the due date, the bank employees would deliver the pension at homes after verifying the finger prints through a special machine, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Sarveen Chaudhary told mediapersons here today.

She said that this time budget for social justice had been increased almost double to 24.32 per cent from earlier 11.72 per cent.

She said that BPL family would get pension on priority basis and poor families having income of less than Rs. 6,000 per year would be eligble for it.

Ms Chaudhary said that youths from poor background would be sent on technical training on government expenses to be engaged in private factories.

She said that one-room would be provided in each primary school for Anganwari functioning after constructing proper facilities and d certificates would be issued to Anganwari children recording their age and other vital facts.

The minister earlier laid foundation stone of a building to be constructed with cost of Rs 27 lakh to house the district welfare office, a room for District Programme officer and a room for disabled persons.

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