Centre says ‘Social Security Pensions’ to continue till one gets Aadhaar
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 30-Mar-2017

New Delhi, March 30: The Government has said that till the time Aadhaar is assigned to any beneficiary, benefits under the National Social Assistance Programme shall continue to be administered on production of some documents.

In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, the Minister of State for Rural Development Ram Kripal Yadav said that the notification issued by the government has the provision that beneficiaries have to produce documents to get the benefits i.e Aadhaar enrolment ID slip, copy of the request made for Aadhaar enrolment ID, The voter identity card, Ration Card, PAN Card, Passport, driving license, Bank Passbook etc.

The use of Aadhaar as identify document for delivery of services or benefits or subsidies simplifies the Government delivery processes, brings in transparency and efficiency, and enable beneficiaries to get their entitlements directly in a convenient and seamless manner and Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to provide one’s identify, Yadav said during Question Hour.

The Minister said in order to ensure that the programme benefits reach the rural poor in full measure, the government has evolved a comprehensive multi-level and multi-tool system of monitoring and evaluating rural development programmes in different parts of the country.

These include review by the union ministers, performance review committee meetings, state vigilance and monitoring committees, district development coordination and monitoring committee named as 'DISHA'.

He said the funds under various rural development programmes are released to states and union territories in accordance with the programme guidelines based on their absorption capacity and utilisation of available funds.

The Ministry constantly pursues the issue of fund utilisation with state governments and UT administrations through performance review committee meetings to ensure optimum utilisation of funds and to ensure timely disbursement and sound financial management, he said.