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‘Bogus’ beneficiaries to get atta-dal again

Punjab
Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 9 With Akalis threatening a protest over deletion of names under the Atta-Dal scheme and the government fearing that the issue may snowball into a controversy before the Shahkot bypoll, it has taken a U-turn on the matter. The names of the 86,563 beneficiaries, weeded out earlier, are now back on the list in Jalandhar. These names were deleted after a major exercise for verification of beneficiaries and door-to-door survey by the Food and Civil Supplies Department. The department has decided to undo the deletions and resume supplies till re-verification is done. There had been a lot of resentment from the beneficiaries whose names were deleted, which the Opposition parties had been cashing on. The SAD leaders were also planning a protes...

CIC: Disclose beneficiaries of 1984 riots relief

Punjab
New Delhi, March 30 The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Home Ministry to disclose the list of victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots who have received the compensation. On a complaint filed by one Navdeep Gupta, Information Commissioner Yashovardhan Azad issued the orders to disclose details sought by him. Gupta had sought a complete list of beneficiaries, including their names, addresses, loss in genocide, compensation availed and compensation details, from the ministry. When he could not get any response from the ministry, Gupta filed a complaint with the commission where the ministry refuted allegations of any malafide intention in not responding to his RTI plea. The official said it was due to a technical glitch that the information could not be received by him and respo...

81% free power beneficiaries large, medium farmers: Study

Punjab
Ruchika M Khanna Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 14 An astounding 81.52 per cent of the free farm electricity beneficiaries in Punjab are medium and large farmers, and only 18.48 per cent are small and marginal farmers (having landholding of less than 5 acres), a study has revealed. Conducted by eminent economist RS Ghumman, professor at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), it has brought to light how the “untargeted free power” has failed to achieve its objective of alleviating the lot of distressed small and marginal farmers. (Follow The Tribune on Facebook; and Twitter @thetribunechd) The study reveals that of the 13.51 lakh (electricity operated) tubewells, only 89,212 (6.6 per cent) are with marginal farmers (ha...

Beneficiaries of welfare schemes await pension

Punjab
Our Correspondent Abohar, December 12 Even as the process of scrutinising the lists of beneficiaries of the state government’s social welfare schemes had been completed in September, the eligible persons are still awaiting online transfer of the money to their bank accounts. The banks are imposing charges to their saving accounts. At a meeting organised by the Samaj Sudhar Sabha at Loknayak Jaiprakash Narayan Park in Nai Abadi here today, beneficiaries flayed the state government for the delay in payment of pension. Abohar Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) Gurjeet Kaur had on February 15 submitted a list of 25 beneficiaries to the Fazilka district office after screening their credentials and recommended the release of the pension money. The names of three beneficiaries Suders...