District administration on Monday announced that beneficiaries of disabled and old-age pensions aged above 80 will be provided the money at home starting January.
The pension for January will be distributed in February, so effectively the new plan will be implemented in February.
This was disclosed by Panchkula deputy commissioner Vivek Atray while presiding over the meeting of district social welfare office and other officers concerned at the mini-secretariat. He said the government was going to start the work of distribution of pension through banks, and the bank accounts would be opened till December 15.
He said there were 18,000 beneficiaries of old-age pension in the district. Also, there were 8,397 widow pensioners, 1,524 disabled pensioners, 122 mentally disabled non-school going children, 1,259 children were receiving financial aid and 409 were taking benefit of Ladli Suraksha Scheme.
A total of 29,714 eligible persons were taking benefit of different types of pensions, he added. Atray said the bank representatives would distribute pension in villages where there was no bank.
Vishal Saini, district social welfare officer, and other officers concerned were also present at the meeting.