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SDMC to give out monthly pension of ` 1,000 to destitutes, widows and orphan children

New Delhi: South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has decided to provide monthly pension of Rs 1,000 to destitute, widows, divorced, women, kinnar, orphan child till he/ she attains the age of 18 years and persons suffering from serious illness as defined by the health department.
The list of beneficiaries will be approved by the Director of health administration of the Corporation.
Apart from this the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Chairman standing committee, Deputy Chairman of standing committee, leader of house and leader of the opposition will have discretionary quota to provide help to the persons.
The leader of the house in SDMC Shikha Rai said that the scheme has been introduced to lay a helping hand to the persons in need of some financial assistance in order to mitigate their sufferings.
It is proposed that the number of beneficiaries may be kept at a maximum 400 persons per municipal ward.
Further, she added that the beneficiaries under the disabled category (deaf, dumb, physically handicapped having infirmity of permanent nature) 40 per cent or more, blind insane, crippled have become eligible for assistance under the scheme 'Financial Assistance to Persons with Special Needs 2009' run by the Delhi Government.
All these above beneficiaries were earlier covered by the SDMC's scheme will now be paid under two schemes.
Rai added that after the transfer of beneficiaries relating to two schemes of Delhi government for releasing of pension by the city government, the categories of destitute, disabled category , blinds, widows, crippled, divorced, orphan child till he/she attains the age of 18 years and persons suffering from serious illnes still remained uncovered of one or another scheme.
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