NDMC calls AAP govt’s pension scheme as “political stunt”

By: | Updated: February 22, 2017 11:16 PM

BJP-ruled North Delhi Municipal Corporation has dubbed AAP government's pension scheme as a "political stunt", charging that the NDMC councillors were given only one day to recommend names of beneficiaries.

BJP-ruled North Delhi Municipal Corporation has dubbed AAP government’s pension scheme as a “political stunt”, charging that the NDMC councillors were given only one day to recommend names of beneficiaries. (PTI)

BJP-ruled North Delhi Municipal Corporation has dubbed AAP government’s pension scheme as a “political stunt”, charging that the NDMC councillors were given only one day to recommend names of beneficiaries. “Delhi government’s circular, dated February 21, has asked for recommendation of names of beneficiaries under the scheme till 3 PM on February 23. It has not specified the number of recommendations a ward councillor can make and it appears to be a “political stunt,” standing committee of NDMC said in its resolution passed today.

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Participating in the debate over the issue, the BJP councillors demanded fixing number of beneficiaries to be recommended by them. They also demanded extending last date of making recommendations till February 28. The resolution passed by the committee also demanded allocating funds for beneficiaries in a ward through NDMC.

Lt Governor Anil Baijal recently cleared a proposal by the Delhi government to increase the monthly pensions of widows, senior citizens and the disabled by Rs 1,000 each. Currently, 4.52 lakh people are covered under the scheme while the upper limit allowed is 5.3 lakhs.

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