Linking Adhar Card with Pension | Pension of person with disability stopped for lack of Aadhar card
Linking Adhar Card with Pension: – Salomi Joseph had really been drawing the welfare pension plan for in different ways abled without much problems for the many years. There is only hitch was the delay in disbursal of pensions sometimes. it’s not the instance anymore. on December her pension was quickly stopped only because she did not have a Aadhar card number check online by name
The Union government had last year specified that all well-being pension plans must be linked to the Aadhar card application of the beneficiaries seeming to target it properly and prevent individuals from drawing greater than one pension. However, the move has come as a shock for the differently abled.
Aadhar card biometric verification of the thumb and the retina. What about those without a hand or a thumb This is the pension for the differently abled and you are asking us to prove our identity using organs that many do not have. Some of us cannot even move out our houses and we are expected to line up for Aadhar card number says Salomi.
According to R. Geetha Gopal, chairperson of the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation Well being Standing Committee several beneficiaries had complained to her raising similar issues. We are aware of the issue. we should be given to the differently able since the rule was specified by the Centre.Even the State governments do not have any powers in this regard she informed The Hindu.
Kamlesh Kumar Pandey the Union government’s Chief Commissioner for Persons with a disability said those without a hand or thumb can use the biometrics of their feet or retina.
Parasuvakkal Mohan Chairman of the Handicapped Persons Welfare Corporation said Aadhar card status mobile facility had been launched recently to collect the biometric details of the differently abled from their homes. “It has been launched in a few panchayat and will probably be expanded soon he said.
Aadhar can be made mandatory for any purpose. The Supreme Court had, in its dated September 23, 2013 “In the mean while, no person should suffer for not getting the Aadhaar card in spite of the fact that some authority had issued a circular making it mandatory…”
on March 24, 2014, the court had said no person shall be of any service for want to Aadhar number in case his/her otherwise eligible. All the authorities are directed to modify their forms circulars likes so as to not compulsorily require the Aadhaar number in order to meet the requirement of the in term order passed by this court forthwith
On March 16, 2016, the court further said that In the mean while it is brought to our notice that in certain quartersAadhar card verification is being instead upon by the various authorities we do not propose to go into the specific instances. We expect that both the Union of India and States and all their functionaries should adhere to the order passed by this court on September 23, 2013.