Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, July 21
To provide financial aid to Covid-19 pandemic-hit orphans, the district administration has approved eight pension cases that have been sent to the Social Security Department for disbursal of monthly pension.
Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said the information of such children who lost their parents during the pandemic was being collected through anganwadi workers so that they could be provided with financial and other required assistance. He stated that not only monthly pension but they will also get assistance in their education and employment after their studies.
The District Programme Officer, Gurminder Singh Randhawa, said anyone who has lost their parents could apply for the pension. The eligible beneficiaries have to submit death certificate, their residence proof, age proof, and Aadhaar Card. After approval, the cases are sent to the Social Security Department for disbursal of pensions. He added that the application along with required documents could be given to anganwadi workers, CDPOs or directly to DPO office for further process.
Randhawa stated that the beneficiaries under this scheme would also be assisted with employment opportunities after completion of study as their names are listed in employment generation department for the jobs. He stated that any family that lost their breadwinner due to Covid-19, the dependents including wife and minor children are eligible for monthly pension worth Rs 1,500.
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