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Haryana to bring out white paper on financial health

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The new BJP Government in Haryana will bring out a White Paper on the financial position of the State, prior to the next Budget Session.

This was disclosed by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar while replying to the Governor’s address on the second day of the Vidhan Sabha Session here today.

Khattar expressed his concern over the reports indicating major irregularities  in the prevailing system of distribution of social security pension. He said that the audit reports confirm that a scam involving Rs. 4.50 crore has been unearthed in Karnal district alone. The reports also reveal that there are 12000 such beneficiaries who have not even filled up the application forms.

The Chief Minister said that the State Government will evolve an effective mechanism for the distribution of old age pension among the beneficiaries. For this, new list of eligible beneficiaries would be prepared. Bank accounts of all the households were to be opened under the Jan Dhan Yojna and the beneficiaries would get pension directly in their accounts. In case the bank account is found bogus, the concerned bank would be held responsible, he added.

He said that the BJP Government in the State would fulfil all its promises made to the people in the election manifesto.As promised in the election manifesto, the State Government would definitely make public  its plan to  enhance the old age allowance prior to the next budget session.

“We are firm to enhance the old age pension and would spell out plan to enhance the pension in the next Budget Session”, he added.

He said that the present State Government is sensitive to the needs of the senior citizens as they have played a vital role in building a strong society.

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