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Delay in processing pension files? Goa govt orders probe

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The Goa government Tuesday initiated inquiry after reports claimed that many pensioners, including teachers, have been awaiting their pensions for years.

Ordering the probe, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said pensions were not being held back for lack of funds but that those staffers who are handling the pension files are solely responsible for this lapse.

"The inquiry would identify the guilty employees who would have to face action as per law," he said.

Taking cognisance of a media report which claimed that at least 30 retired teachers were awaiting pension for more than two years now, the Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC) on June 24 issued a notice to the State Director of Accounts, Director of Education and State Education Secretary.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, June 25 2019. 16:35 IST