Fast-track pending pension cases, orders Delhi Minister

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New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Delhi Cabinet Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Friday directed for fast resolution of pending pension cases, while presiding over a review meeting on ongoing welfare schemes with officials of Women and Child Development (WCD) and Social Welfare Departments.

In an official statement, the WCD Department said that in the light of the coronavirus lockdown, the department was experiencing difficulty in the implementation of various schemes which had led to pendency of cases.

“It has come to my notice that a lot of grievances related to pensions remain unresolved. I have directed both the departments to review the pendency and resolve them on a fast-track basis. Clear instructions have been given that if the grievances are not addressed on time, departments will take strict action against officers concerned,” Gautam said.

The Minister also reviewed the status of all the programmes under the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS).

Special focus was on the status of vaccination programmes for children and distribution of nutritional supplements to the beneficiaries under ICDS.

“Our mission is to eradicate malnourishment in children by strengthening the primary healthcare system through anganwadis. We aim to provide nutritious food to the children by adding more nutritional supplements like peanuts and sprouted gram,” he said.

In the meeting, the Minister also lauded the work done by the government staff during the lockdown.

“Our staff who worked day and night to provide relief to the people in Delhi are our corona warriors. The WCD Department has been providing milk packets, nutritious biscuits, and food supplements to children. Our staff went beyond their call of duty to help people in Delhi during this lockdown,” Gautam added.

–IANS
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