The Petitions Committee of the Delhi Legislative Meeting summoned officers of the Finance Division and Social Welfare Division on Wednesday and directed them to discover a everlasting answer to the issue instantly.
For the final one and a half years, Centre has not been giving its share of Rs 200 for the pension of the aged, AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj mentioned (Picture: India Immediately)
By Pankaj Jain: The Petitions Committee of the Delhi Legislative Meeting on Wednesday mentioned pensions of 4,26,058 senior residents have been withheld within the nationwide capital because of the centre’s non-payment of its meagre share and the finance division’s arbitrary roadblocks.
Taking cognisance of such complaints, the Petitions Committee of the Delhi Legislative Meeting summoned officers of the finance division in addition to these of the social welfare division.
Giving particulars concerning the assembly, MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj mentioned, “The committee has learnt that out of the pension of Rs 2,000 given to the aged, some 1,11,361 individuals get a share of Rs 200 from the central authorities and Rs 1,800 from the Delhi authorities. For the final one and a half years, the Centre has not been giving its share of Rs 200 for the pension of the aged. There’s a fixed delay of two-three months within the pension of the aged on a part of the finance division due to the non-payment of central contribution of Rs 200.
“The Petitions Committee of Delhi Legislative Meeting summoned officers of the Finance Division and Social Welfare Division right this moment. Now we have directed them to discover a everlasting answer to the issue instantly,” he mentioned.
Saurabh Bharadwaj, who can also be the Chairman of the Petition Committee, mentioned, “For the final couple of months, MLAs in Delhi have been complaining that the pension that’s offered by the Delhi Authorities to senior residents has been delayed by 3-4 months. Even earlier than the competition of Diwali, the Petitions Committee had instructed the officers to instantly clear the pension of senior residents that had been held up for 2-3 months.”
“Immediately a gathering was once more held on this problem and the officers of the Social Welfare Division knowledgeable the committee members that out of the Rs 2000 pension that’s given to some senior residents, a part of Rs 200 comes from the central authorities. The remaining quantity of Rs 1800 is offered by the state authorities,” the AAP chief mentioned.
“Due to this, the federal government file on pensions retains going backwards and forwards between the Social Welfare Division and the Finance Division and on account of this the pension has been getting delayed by 3 months. Each three months, the Social Welfare Division asks the Finance Division what’s to be finished about this Rs 200 part. The Finance Division asks it to offer this part out of their very own funds, after which this file travels between the 2 departments and due to this fact the pension for senior residents will get delayed by round three months,” he defined.
‘FIND PERMANENT SOLUTION’
The AAP MLA added, “Immediately now we have instructed the Finance Division to discover a everlasting answer to this downside. Now we have requested them to imagine that the Central Authorities won’t present the funds for its part and requested them to take the complete quantity of Rs 2000 from the Delhi Authorities. We additionally requested them that if, by likelihood, the Central Authorities pays its share then the cash may be adjusted later.”
Moreover, he additionally identified that the Principal Secretary (Finance) didn’t attend right this moment’s assembly.
“Now we have requested the officers of the Finance Division to indicate some sensitivity and urgency in resolving such points because it impacts the livelihood of senior residents of Delhi,” Bhardwaj mentioned.
The AAP MLA mentioned that the Delhi authorities is able to give an additional Rs 200 for the pension of the aged, however the finance division rotates these recordsdata for this Rs 200 for 3 months.
“The identical course of goes on many times after each three months on account of which there’s delay in pensions. There’s a slight fault of the middle on this and a significant fault of the finance division. Immediately, we requested them to discover a everlasting answer. The officers of the Finance Division and Social Welfare Division have assured the committee that this downside can be resolved quickly,” he added.