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Asara pensions through POs from May: Jupally

Minister for Panchayat Raj Jupally Krishna Rao today said that Asara pensions will be distributed to beneficiaries through post offices from next month onwards. During a video conference with district officials the minister instructed the former to ensure that the pensions are distributed through the post offices within 10 days of funds released by the government. For this the district officials should focus on providing the beneficiaries with biometric cards and Irish photos at the post offices. Each family of the worker under employment guarantee scheme should get at least 75 working days in two months. The payments should be made online in transparent manner and efforts be made to make Telangana 100 per cent “Open Defecation Free” state by involving women groups by Oct 2, 2018. He also asked to involve women groups to grow nurseries in villages. (NSS)