Vijayawada: The AP Government has determined to distribute social safety pensions within the places of work of Village and Ward Secretariats in view of the ban on Volunteers by the Election Commission of India.

The officers mentioned that as a substitute of door-to-door distribution of pensions, orders had been issued to distribute these within the Secretariats.

Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (Department of Rural Development) Chief Executive Officer, D. Muralidhar Reddy issued orders by means of a round on Sunday. The orders mentioned that complaints had been filed by the Citizens for Democracy and subsequently, there have been orders of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, a steady movement of complaints towards volunteers, allegations in newspaper experiences towards volunteers influencing elections at the grassroots degree.

In the spirit of the AP High Court order, the Election Commission has directed that Volunteers shall be barred from distribution of money advantages beneath any scheme (together with pensions) to eligible beneficiaries.

Further EC instructed return of the hand-held gadgets (cellular/tablets/every other) with the DEOS until the Model Code of Conduct interval.

The EC requested the AP government to make different preparations for the distribution of advantages of ongoing schemes to already chosen beneficiaries, utilizing DBT(digital switch) ideally or by means of different common government employees.

Muralidhar Reddy acknowledged that preserving in view the EC directions, it’s determined to disburse the pensions by means of all Village/Ward Secretariat Staff throughout elections. The pointers for disbursement of pensions throughout elections are issued, beneath which Pension disbursement by means of Volunteers has been disabled.

The Pension disbursement can be achieved at the Village/Ward Secretariat workplace solely by all of the Village/Ward Secretariat employees. The MPDOs/Municipal Commissioners will issue an Authorization letter to the Panchayat Secretary and Welfare & Education Assistant in rural areas and Ward Administrative Secretaries and Ward Welfare Development Secretaries in city areas for carrying money from banks to their Village/Ward Secretariats.

The Authorization letters with particulars of the secretariat and quantity can be found in MPDO/MC login and the Copy of Authorization letters ought to be despatched to the involved Returning Officers.

The Panchayat Secretary and Welfare & Education Assistant in rural areas and Ward Administrative Secretaries and Ward Welfare Development Secretaries in city areas will withdraw money from the financial institution and hand it to all of the Village/Ward Secretariat employees.

The Logins can be supplied to all Village/Ward Secretariat employees, they’re directed to obtain the pension disbursement app of their cellular. The complete secretariat pension checklist can be enabled to all of the secretariat employees.

The Secretariat employees will disburse the pension quantity duly acquiring Aadhaar Authentication( Biometric/Iris/ Aadhaar Face). In case of failure of Aadhaar Authentication, Real-time Beneficiary Identification System (RBIS) mode pension can be disbursed.

No publicity shall be given whereas disbursement of pensions and Pension disbursement pictures/movies shall be averted. While doing the disbursement of pensions, the Model Code of Conduct shall be adhered to and any deviation can be seen critically.


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