RAJOURI: Government has sanctioned 9856 fresh pension cases for Rajouri district. The pension is for old age persons, widows and physically challenged persons.
Giving details of the pension cases sanctioned, the District Social Welfare Officer, Wakeel Ahmed Bhatt informed that 9604 old age pension cases, 176 widow pension cases and 76 pension cases for physically challenged persons have been sanctioned.
“19000 pension cases have been sanctioned in the past one year,” DSWO, Wakeel Ahmed Bhatt informed. He also informed that there is no pendency of pension cases in respect of Rajouri and department is striving hard to achieve 100 percent saturation level in connection with pension schemes.
It is pertinent to mention here that the District Administration Rajouri and department of social welfare under the overall supervision of the Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Vikas Kundal is making dedicated efforts to cover all eligible persons under social security schemes and all possible measures are being taken in this regard.
The Department is also giving wide publicity to all its schemes and motivating the public to avail the benefits of the same.