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Survey to identify people awaiting benefits of welfare schemes in UP

The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttar Pradesh has ordered a state wide survey to identify the people who are yet to receive the benefits of eight key central and state government-run welfare schemes.

lucknow Updated: Jul 19, 2018 14:13 IST
K Sandeep Kumar
K Sandeep Kumar
Hindustan Times, Allahabad
Survey,Welfare schemes,Uttar Pradesh
The survey would involve staff and officials of all the departments and will have the participation of gram sabhas too. (Representative image)

The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttar Pradesh has ordered a state wide survey to identify the people who are yet to receive the benefits of eight key central and state government-run welfare schemes.

In a missive dated July 12, UP chief secretary Anup Chandra Pandey has instructed all divisional commissioners and district magistrates to undertake the 25-day survey on priority.

Chief development officer, Allahabad, Samuel Paul said the exercise would be undertaken and completed in every district by the first week of August.

The exercise is in line with the UP cabinet decision taken in June to get a survey conducted in the state in the next three months to ensure the benefits of welfare schemes reach maximum people.

The survey will look for the people who are eligible but have not received the benefits of schemes like widow pension, old age/farmer pension, disabled pension, Antyoday ration card, eligible household ration card, Mukhya Mantri Awas Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (rural and urban) and Rashtriya Swasthya Suraksha Yojana.

The benefits are offered by separate departments including women welfare, social welfare, empowerment of people with disabilities, food and civil supplies, rural development, urban development and medical, health and family welfare.

The missive, marked as ‘Important/time bound’, a copy of which is with the Hindustan Times, said the survey should be monitored and supervised by a nine-member committee headed by district magistrates at district level and a separate seven-member panel headed by the chief secretary at the state level.

The survey would involve staff and officials of all the departments and will have the participation of gram sabhas too.

The time schedule allotted for the task includes two days each for selection of surveyors and their training respectively and 10 days for actual survey.

“Six days have been allocated for data compilation and feeding besides another five days for verifying the information and publication of the final data,” the letter said, adding that instruction given in the detailed six-page order should be strictly implemented.

First Published: Jul 19, 2018 14:13 IST