DSW Camps for disbursement of old age, widow pension and other allowances

Port Blair
9 Jan 2017

The Directorate of Social Welfare (DSW) organized a series of camps in the month of December 2016 for the redressal of complaints with regard to the disbursement of Old Age Pension, Widow Pension, Destitute Allowance and Disability Allowance with the active support from Deputy Commissioner (N&M) and PRIs. The first camp was held at Conference Hall of Assistant Commissioner’s Office, Diglipur on 28.12.2016. Around 500 pensioners assembled at the venue and each of the cases were examined by the staff of Social Welfare Department. Approximate 485 beneficiaries were informed that their due pensions for the month of August, Sept, Oct are being credited in their accounts and for the remaining pensioner, action is being initiated for crediting the monthly allowance in their respective Bank Accounts.

Another camp was organized at Zilla Parishad Auditorium, Rangat on 29.12.2016. In this Camp, the pending claims of 180 pensioners were verified and arrangements were made for crediting their due pensions in accounts. A similar camp was also held at Panchayat Hall, Ferrargunj on 31.12.2016. About 142 pensioners reported that their pensions were not credited especially during the month of September 2016. All these cases were physically verified and necessary measures are being taken to clear their dues.   The pensioners were also informed that the inconvenience had arisen due to transition phase and teething problems faced in the transfer of mode of payment from Manual mode to PFMS and the system is expected to stabilize in near future to avoid such repeated problems.