Trying to curb corruption and make policy implementation transparent, Haryana Social Justice and Empowerment Department announced on Monday that pension will be disbursed through electronic banking using smart card scheme of the Centre.
While disclosing this here on Monday, Haryana Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Geeta Bhukkal said that under the new pension distribution system, the beneficiaries of pensions would have to open bank accounts through District Social Welfare Officers in the banks specified by the department.
Business Correspondents appointed by the concerned bank would visit each village to open an account. Pension for April 2011 would be paid through banks. Bhukkal said that pension for those who already have accounts in the specified bank would be deposited directly.