Tag: old age pension

Proactive grannies need your Proactive Support

 
/ July 11, 2014

Robbed of their pensions.  Government negligence.  Old and left with no other option but to work the land.  Shame.  Imagine your grandmother breaking her back in the fields so she can feed herself.  Disgraceful shame.   “In the time of sowing seeds in the farms we work in the Munda...

Old Problem: Old Age Pension

 
/ May 16, 2014

The Indian Government’s National Pension System is an on going saga of another ineffective government policy. One example is Pramila Devi in Ahimachak village, Katihar district, Bihar who is not receiving her right to old age pension.   VV PACS Community Correspondent Navita Devi interviews the 70 year old pensioner...

Dalit Elderly: Cheated, Discriminated Against

 
/ February 19, 2014

More than 3000 elderly citizens from 144 villages in Rohtas District have not received any pension under the Government of India’s Social Security Scheme, which entitles the elderly to a meagre monthly amount to support themselves. Most of these men and women are unable to work anymore or are dependent...

Missing : Old Age Pension

 
/ February 18, 2014

‘None of the village elderly have ever received old age pension in Mahuadhana area of Dobe panchayat, Tamiya block, Chindwara district in Madhya Pradesh.’ Our community correspondent Raju Parteti from the district documented the issue, taking testimonies from all the elderly in village. As per the elders, they have approached...