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How the fakes are eating into the dues payable to genuine pensioners

Ghost beneficiaries were significantly higher than sanctioned pensioners in 5 states

Sai Manish  |  New Delhi 

The Ministry of Rural Development’s National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) may not be paying pension money in full to those who have been identified by the government. Data from NSAP suggest all five states, for which information regarding disbursements in 2016-17 is available, have given pensions to a significantly higher number of people than those sanctioned by the government. As a result, fixed sums earmarked for pension have been distributed among a larger number of people than they were originally intended for, bringing down the average monthly pension payable to ...

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 10:25 IST
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