VELLORE: Over 300 beneficiaries of the Social Security Scheme (SSS) from Sathur panchayat petitioned the district administration on Monday, demanding to restore the old age pension for them.
The petitioners said, they had been availing the financial aid of `1000 per month under the SSS for more than two years. But they stopped receiving the aid from September this year.
“The door-to-door inquiry conducted by the Village Administration Officers (VAOs) eliminated many deserved elderly persons, destitute women and widows from the beneficiaries’ list. The financial aid was the one source for the livelihood of several elderly persons in the panchayat,” said M Venkatesan of Sathur.
The beneficiaries demanded the district administration to conduct proper inquiry and extend financial aid for eligible persons.
In Tirupattur, around 30 differently-abled persons from Vaniyambadi and Tirupattur taluks submitted petitions to Sub-Collector Shilpha Prabhakar, requesting to restore the differently-abled pension for them. The said, they had stopped getting the financial aid for the last two months.
The Sub-Collector ensured that the petitioners that proper inquiry would be conducted regarding their petitions and suitable action would be taken.