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Over 1.41 lakh beneficiaries enjoys allowances through PFMS, says Santana Chakma


By TC News Desk

Agartala, September 07, 2022: Tripura government gave allowances to 1 lakh 41 thousand 401 beneficiaries through PFMS under National Allowance Scheme. However, 16 thousand 796 people out of 1 lakh 58 thousand 197 beneficiaries have not yet been given allowance, said Social Education and Social Welfare minister Santana Chakma in a press conference at Civil Secretariat here on Wednesday.

She said that confusion is being spread from various quarters about the payment of social allowance in the state which is not correct. She said that as per the central guidelines all allowance recipients under the National Allowance Scheme have to pay the allowance through PFMS. “In the case of 16 thousand 796 people in the state, it is not possible to give allowance due to bank problems due to the fact that their names are not registered in PFMS, there is a problem in disbursement of allowances. To overcome this problem, the work of rectifying the problems is going on through CDPO office, Anganwadi office so that 16 thousand 796 people can be registered in PFMS quickly”, she added.

Chakma further informed that at present all the social allowance recipients being managed by the state government are being paid through the Allowance Beneficiary Management System. In this case, out of the total 2 lakh 31 thousand 242 allowance recipients of the state, a total of 62 thousand 487 allowances are being paid through the BMS portal. Social allowance of remaining 1 lakh 68 thousand 755 people has been given till June. She said that after the coming of the present government, 33 thousand 523 people have been given allowances in various social allowance schemes. At present 10 Samajpatis from ten communities have been given honorary allowance.

SW&SE minister also said that there are some problems in paying allowances through BMS portal. But there is a delay in getting the allowance to the beneficiaries. It is said to be some paperwork and bank related issues for the allowance recipients. The Department has taken initiatives to resolve the matter expeditiously and ensure that the beneficiaries can get the allowance.

Director of the Social Welfare and Social Education department Dr Siddharth Shiv Jaiswal was present at the press conference.

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