Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar on 4 August 2015 launched scheme named Thari Pension Thare Pass in Chandigarh.
Khattar launched the scheme by pressing a button that allowed transfer of social security pensions of July 2015 amounting to about 119 crore rupees directly into the bank accounts of eligible beneficiaries under the scheme.
He also transferred the arrear of pension from March to June 2015 amounting to 13.23 crore rupees.
The scheme launched with a view to ensure transparency in disbursement of social security pensions will be implemented phase wise.
In the first phase, over ten lakh beneficiaries living in 1744 villages and 81 towns of the state would get pensions through banks and post offices. The residents of other villages would, for the time being, get the pension manually.
Features of the scheme
• The beneficiaries of social security schemes would get their pension through different methods including Banks, Branch Post Offices, Resident Business Correspondent Agents (BCAs), Additional BCAs, Primary Agricultural Cooperative Society (PACS), Vodafone M-Pesa, Common Service Centres and Gramin Dak Sewaks.
• The beneficiaries could withdraw the amount as per their requirement as and when they feel convenient.
• Those villages where there are no bank branches, pension would be disbursed through Business Correspondent Agents (BCAs) of banks located in the nearby villages and through Post Offices.
• Those beneficiaries who are above 80 years of age and are not physically fit to go to banks to collect their pension would be given pension at their door step.
At present there are over 23.3 lakh beneficiaries getting benefit under various social security schemes upon which an expenditure of 270 crores rupees monthly is being incurred.
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When: 4 August 2015