BPL families instructed to apply for pension schemes

SILCHAR, Aug 26: Beneficiaries receiving old age pensions were directed to submit their pension account number along with the names of their nominees at Lakhipur Municipal Office within August 28, 2009, sources said. Widows and physically handicapped people living below the poverty line (BPL) have also been instructed to apply for the India Gandhi Widow Pension and Indira Gandhi Handicapped Pension plans respectively. Sources said widows within 40 to 64 years and handicapped people within 18 to 64 years are eligible to apply for the above mentioned pension schemes. The people have been directed to collect the pension forms from the Municipal Office, Lakhipur, within August 28. (Source - Sentinel Assam)

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