After ration cards, AP government to distribute new pension cards from Today
The government of Andhra Pradesh, which started distributing new ration cards on February 15, has decided to distribute the new pension cards as well.
The government of Andhra Pradesh, which started distributing new ration cards on February 15, has decided to distribute the new pension cards as well. The newly designed YSR pension card will be handed over to the village and ward volunteers who would then distribute to the beneficiaries. The government has released the necessary funds to provide pension to as many as five lakh beneficiaries.
As per Rajababu, CEO of Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty, pension cards will be distributed for four days from Monday to Thursday. In the meantime, the government has deleted some of the beneficiaries from the pension list citing ineligibility. With the outrage from people, the government is conducting a re-survey to issue identity cards for those who possess eligibility from March 1.
On the other hand, the government has already given pensions to 6,14,244 people so far. However, the opposition alleges the government of deleting the pensioners to be unfair. The government has advised the people to call on grama volunteers if there are any discrepancies in the pensioners list.