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Restart Urdu poet Asrar Jamayee's pension, orders Delhi Minister

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Monday the 80-year-old Urdu poet Asrar Jamayee, whose pension was stopped by the department in 2013, and asked the officials to restart it.

Gautam also directed the officials to probe why Jamayee's pension was stopped about four years ago.

"The minister along with the officials of the Social Welfare Department the poet Asrar Jamayee at his residence in Batla House and listened to his problems. He directed the officials to restart his pension and probe the matter," a government official told IANS.

The octogenarian poet has earlier said that his pension from the Social Welfare Department was stopped in 2013 and when he tried to find out why, officials had told him that the department records showed that he had died.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday in a tweet has asked Gautam to meet the aggrieved poet and do whatever was necessary within 48 hours.

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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 21:18 IST
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