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October 25, Srinagar: On Wednesday, Jammu and Kashmir’s lieutenant governor, Manoj Sinha, said that the government will make sure the region’s senior citizens have contented and healthy lives.

An official spokesperson welcomed the elderly persons who attended the function, saying in a statement released here that the LG had inaugurated the “Pensioners Sammelan” and interacted with the pension recipients in Srinagar.


“Blessings from elders are always invaluable. He said, “The J&K administration would make sure they have a happy and healthy life.” Taking care of the elderly, giving them social security, and providing all support to vulnerable sections is our ancient tradition, civilisational duty, and ‘Sanskar’.”

According to Sinha, ensuring that beneficiaries are handled with respect and offering universal coverage is the J&K government’s top concern.

He praised the entire Srinagar district administration team for reaching full saturation under the Integrated Social Security Scheme and paying out pensions to eligible recipients until September.

The LG said that the Integrated Social Security Scheme was a demand-driven programme with no restrictions and that the government was dedicated to helping everyone in need.

He claimed that nearly 44,000 widows, divorcees, and the elderly have received coverage in Srinagar and that benefits will be increased if needed.

Sinha persuaded district authorities across J&K to adopt the finest administrative practices from the Srinagar district and to implement the required technology changes to ensure that the social security programmes are quickly saturated.

“The efficient social safety net for the very last person in line will uplift society and enhance the quality of life for the impoverished and urban poor,” he said.

The LG promised the widowed and divorced seniors, as well as those with disabilities, that they would get all the support and help they needed from the administration at Senior Sammelan to pursue self-employment.

Additionally, he emphasised the J&K government’s efforts to provide increased security and a higher standard of living for all citizens, as well as to expand access to universal health care.

According to Sinha, the only area in the nation where the eligibility age for widow pension is eighteen is Jammu and Kashmir.

“The administration has set up a helpline for their proper care and notified them of the rules of the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act,” he said. Currently, J&K panchayats have senior citizen groups. In addition, 13 districts already have senior citizen residences, and the other districts will have coverage this year.

In addition to giving the recipients their sanction letters and medical assistance, the LG also asked how easy it would be for them to get benefits under other social welfare programmes.

The beneficiaries discussed their opinions about the streamlined procedure for benefit extensions under Social Security programmes.

On the occasion were Vijay Kumar, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Kashmir; Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir; Athar Amir Khan, Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC); and Muhammad Aijaz, Deputy Commissioner (DC), Srinagar.



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