Giving a big relief to the pensioners covered under various social security schemes, who are unable to withdraw their pension through biometric or voucher till June 30, 2020, the Haryana Government has decided not to stop their pension.
Sharing more information about the same, the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, O.P. Yadav said presently it is mandatory that beneficiaries covered under various schemes like old age honor allowance, widow pension, Ladli pension and Divyang pension have to withdraw their pension through biometric / voucher at least once in three months but if they fail to do the same then the pension amount is sent back to the department through bank or post office and then the department stops the pension benefit of that beneficiary and he has to reapply for the pension after one year.
He said that due to the ongoing lockdown due to COVID-19 outbreak across the country and pensioners were facing trouble to withdraw their pension through vouchers by going to banks. He said that keeping in view the present circumstances, the government has decided that the pension of the beneficiaries who are unable to withdraw their pension will not be stopped till June 30, 2020.