Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has given its nod for disbursal of pension under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) and Madhu Babu Pension Yojana (MBPY) to those beneficiaries not having Aadhaar card.
However, steps will be taken to provide Aadhaar card to such beneficiaries before the next phase of disbursement. The state government has written a letter in this regard to all Collectors.
“It is found that pensioners without Aadhaar are facing difficulties in receiving pension. The State Govt. has now decided that an eligible beneficiary should not be denied pension for not having Aadhaar. If somebody is alive and identifiable as a beneficiary he/she should not be denied pension for not having Aadhaar,” the letter said.
The government further said that it will be the responsibility of the local administration to identify these cases and provide them Aadhaar ID before the next phase of disbursement. A web-based system has now been put in place by which this data will be captured and monitored.
Block/ULB wise database of pensioners under NSAP and MBPY who don’t have Aadhaar will be made available in the departmental website (www.ssepd.gov.in) for the purpose of monitoring and reporting.