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HindustanTimes Thu,10 Jul 2014

Survey finds 40,000 elderly beneficiaries missing

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 19, 2013
First Published: 23:35 IST(19/7/2013) | Last Updated: 23:37 IST(19/7/2013)

A large number of senior citizens who draw pension from the Delhi government have been found “missing”. The fact came out in a recent survey carried out by the social welfare department.

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According to officials, the department has so far surveyed about 80% of the 4 lakh beneficiaries and has found almost 40,000 missing.

“Many of them might have died or might have shifted their residence. At the same time, there is a possibility that some of the beneficiaries never existed. We have issued a circular and asked the beneficiaries to submit their documents, including address and aadhaar number. Those who fail to respond would be deleted from the list,” an official said.


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