In order to check siphoning off government funds, Haryana government has decided to install biometric enabled funds in banks to disburse pension in the state.
Haryana has entered into a collaboration with a Mumbai-based company to install such machines.
Initially 16 districts have been identified where the project would be launched. 15,24,204 people would benefit from the scheme.
A sum to the tune of Rs 89, 66, 36,400 will be disbursed among the beneficiaries in these districts.
In order to bring in the technological change, the state government has tied up with different banks in these districts. Axis Bank has been assigned the task in Kaithal, Karnal, Palwal and ICICI has been assigned the job for Ambala and Panipath.
Vijay Kumar, bank manager of Kaithal branch said, “One machine will be provided to 1000 users to ensure smooth distribution of pension.”
It is also reported that for proper distribution of allowances, biometric cards will be given to the pension holders. Pension holders would be able to withdraw their pension using these cards from April, 2011.
Director of Social Welfare Department has already issued an order to the concerned officials to ensure a smooth distribution of pension and allowances from April.