BHUBANESWAR: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday wrote a letter to primary minister Naveen Patnaik prompting him to reevaluate the current choice of the state federal government to pay out month-to-month social security pension in money. Rather, the minister recommended continuing with the practice of direct advantage transfer (
The state federal government recently chose to pay out funds under Madhu Babu Pension Yojana (MBPY), which is suggested for susceptible individuals such as the senior, widows, leprosy clients and handicapped by money on the ground that numerous were not able to check out bank branches to withdraw their advantages.
“The choice, regrettably, seems an action in reverse in our cumulative pursuit of corruption complimentary governance and effective civil service shipment,” Dharmendra wrote to Naveen.
Overall 28.37 lakh MBPY recipients in the state get month-to-month pension of Rs 500 (for those listed below 80 years) to 700 (80 years and above).
Explaining that 2.99 crore individuals were getting DBT under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP), consisting of 20.95 lakh in
the Union minister highlighted that adoption of DBT had actually gotten rid of phony and ghost recipients and plucked leak. “It promotes openness by reducing discretionary choice making and opacity in procedures,” he wrote.
“Keeping in mind our dedication to maintain openness and rooting out corruption, I advise you to continue the DBT system for payment of pension to aging, widows and divyangs in Odisha and examine the choice of money payment,” Dharmendra wrote.
The Union minister stated Odisha has actually promptly embraced DBT both in main and state plans. Odisha’s DBT in 2022-23 was Rs 8235.18 crore which covered 1.95 crore recipients. Due to DBT, Odisha has actually conserved Rs 459.96 crore in 2021-22 by getting rid of phony recipients while the Centre conserved 2.73 lakh crore cumulative till 2021-22 end, he wrote.
While the figures highlight the efficiency of DBT technique, state’s choice to go back to cash payment for aging pension is frustrating, he wrote.
Bhaskar Sharma, secretary of Odisha’s department of social security and empowerment of individuals with impairment, on Saturday wrote to all the district collectors relating to federal government choice to pay MBPY pension in money from June. He mentioned troubles in withdrawing cash from savings account.