DC Poonch launches special drive for saturation of old age & widow pension scheme

Aims for 100% coverage of eligible beneficiaries within a week

POONCH, OCTOBER 12: Deputy Commissioner Poonch, Yasin M. Choudhary today launched a special drive to ensure the saturation of ISSS Pension (Old age widow/Divyansjans) during a virtual mode meeting in his office chamber.

The virtual meeting witnessed the presence of officials, including POICDS(Pooshan) Khalid Hussain Wafa, SDM Mendhar Jahangir Khan, Assistant Commissioner Panchayat Naheem Un Nissa Bhatti, AD Food, Waheed Ahmed BDOs, CDPOs, TSWOs, TSOs, District Manager CSC, and District Social Welfare Officer Mohinder Paul, which convened at the DC Office.

During the meeting, Deputy Commissioner issued a direction to all officers to achieve 100% saturation of ISSS Pension within one week. The objective is to ensure that no eligible beneficiary in the district is left out. The Deputy Commissioner further instructed the Social Welfare Department to extend necessary support and guidance to the beneficiaries who require assistance in completing the requisite documents for ISSS pension.

The Deputy Commissioner announced the deployment of CSC computer operators in each panchayat. These operators will be responsible for uploading the beneficiaries’ documents and assisting with online form submissions.

Additionally, the Deputy Commissioner urged BDOs, CDPOs, and TSWOs to identify any eligible beneficiaries who may have been inadvertently left out in their respective panchayats.

The Deputy Commissioner emphasized that at the conclusion of the drive, Sarpanchs will play a vital role in ensuring there are no eligible beneficiaries left out in their respective panchayats. This concerted effort aims to provide comprehensive support and financial assistance to elderly individuals, widows, and people with disabilities in the Poonch district.

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