Bhubaneswar, 07/12/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi for disbursement of pension in cash to the beneficiaries in Odisha under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP).
“Regular cash disbursement on a fixed day of the month entails burden on state administration but ensures the desired outcome of providing social security to the most vulnerable sections of population. The state is discharging its responsibility in the interest of the beneficiaries. Payment of pension in the bank accounts to beneficiaries will not serve the desired purpose in view of the difficulties in drawing money from the banks. In view of their impecunious condition, the pensioners need cash urgently to meet their daily needs and not a deposit in the banks. Cash for disbursement of pension ensures achievement of the basic objective of social security for the vulnerable pensioners”, the Chief Minister said in his letter.