Lengthy queues outdoors banks are a traditional sight throughout the nation and Punjab is not any exception. However because the nationwide lockdown was introduced to combat the unfold of the novel coronavirus, going to banks was out of the query for senior residents who have been suggested to remain dwelling. However this led to a significant drawback for them – their pensions received caught.
For the final two months, the pensions of senior residents and disabled folks had not been launched. That is when the Mansa district police in Punjab determined to step in. “Village cops” began delivering pensions on the doorstep of aged folks. Over 30,000 pensioners have now obtained their pension.
The village cops teamed up with the financial institution correspondents and picked up knowledge for every village and delivered the pensions whereas sustaining social distance.
“Round 30,000 beneficiaries availing the pension scheme got their. There have been round 9,000 such beneficiaries who confronted points as their thumb impression was not getting detected however by negotiating with the district lead financial institution supervisor, we even managed to get their pension delivered,” Mansa SSP Narendra Bhargav mentioned.
The undertaking is now in its final leg.
“Beneficiaries whose credentials couldn’t be detected by the machine are additionally being supplied their pension,” village police officer Karnail Singh says.
Senior residents are happy with the transfer and recognize the assistance.
“That is serving to us. We used to face for hours within the queue outdoors the banks for our pension. Now the service is being supplied at our doorstep,” Bhola Singh says.
This initiative will not be solely serving to the aged, it’ll additionally enhance police relations with the general public at a time when a number of incidents of clashes between cops and mobs have been reported from the state in the course of the lockdown.
In Andhra Pradesh too, over 58 lakh folks have obtained their pension on the doorstep each month in the course of the lockdown.