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50 Percent Disability Certificate In Punjab Is Fake, Investigation Started

50 Percent Disability Certificate In Punjab Is Fake, Investigation Started
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Chandigarh. In Punjab, new revelations of forgery are being made in the social welfare schemes issued for the needy and baseless people. About two months ago, old age pension was being given to 90248 such people who had died. Now it has been revealed that about 2 lakh people are taking benefits of government schemes by making fake disability certificates. Social Justice, Empowerment and Minority Affairs Minister Dr. Baljit Kaur has constituted a committee of two senior officials of the department to investigate this scam. The minister himself is heading this committee.
It is noteworthy that on December 1, orders were issued by Dr. Baljit Kaur to check the disability certificates of 11,000 disabled officers and employees working in government departments of the state. Under this order, in a letter sent to the managing secretaries of all departments, boards and corporations, they have been asked to get the disability certificates verified by PGI Chandigarh and submit the report within 10 days. Under this decision, there will be physical verification of the concerned Divyangs. This matter has come to the fore in the complaints sent by some employee organizations to the department and the investigation done by the Disabled Cell of Social Justice. Along with this, the two-member committee constituted by the minister has started collecting the data of the certificates of the declared disabled from all the districts, on the basis of which the physical verification of the concerned disabled will also be done.
According to the statistics of the Department of Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities, the number of people with disabilities due to various diseases in Punjab is four lakh, but as the investigation is progressing on the complaints received by the department in this regard, it has become clear. That about 50 percent disability certificates have been made in a fake way. Rs 13.80 crore is being given as pension to these Divyangs by the state government and this process is continuing from the time of the previous SAD-BJP and Congress governments.
In this regard, Social Justice, Empowerment and Minority Affairs Minister Dr. Baljit Kaur has said that the amount of old age pension going to the dead people has been withdrawn and now pension and other facilities will be given only to the eligible beneficiaries after checking the disability certificates. Will go Recovery will be done from people availing facilities with fake certificates.

Chandigarh. In Punjab, new revelations of forgery are being made in the social welfare schemes issued for the needy and baseless people. About two months ago, old age pension was being given to 90248 such people who had died. Now it has been revealed that about 2 lakh people are taking benefits of government schemes by making fake disability certificates. Social Justice, Empowerment and Minority Affairs Minister Dr. Baljit Kaur has constituted a committee of two senior officials of the department to investigate this scam. The minister himself is heading this committee.

It is noteworthy that on December 1, orders were issued by Dr. Baljit Kaur to check the disability certificates of 11,000 disabled officers and employees working in government departments of the state. Under this order, in a letter sent to the managing secretaries of all departments, boards and corporations, they have been asked to get the disability certificates verified by PGI Chandigarh and submit the report within 10 days. Under this decision, there will be physical verification of the concerned Divyangs. This matter has come to the fore in the complaints sent by some employee organizations to the department and the investigation done by the Disabled Cell of Social Justice. Along with this, the two-member committee constituted by the minister has started collecting the data of the certificates of the declared disabled from all the districts, on the basis of which the physical verification of the concerned disabled will also be done.

According to the statistics of the Department of Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities, the number of people with disabilities due to various diseases in Punjab is four lakh, but as the investigation is progressing on the complaints received by the department in this regard, it has become clear. That about 50 percent disability certificates have been made in a fake way. Rs 13.80 crore is being given as pension to these Divyangs by the state government and this process is continuing from the time of the previous SAD-BJP and Congress governments.

In this regard, Social Justice, Empowerment and Minority Affairs Minister Dr. Baljit Kaur has said that the amount of old age pension going to the dead people has been withdrawn and now pension and other facilities will be given only to the eligible beneficiaries after checking the disability certificates. Will go Recovery will be done from people availing facilities with fake certificates.


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