Haryana Social Justice and Empowerment Department announced a new initiative, wherein, beneficiaries of various pension schemes in Haryana will now get their pension amount through electronic banking using smart card. The move is aimed at making policy implementation transparent and also to check corruption.
Under the new system, the beneficiaries of pensions would have to open bank accounts through District Social Welfare Officers in the banks specified by the department, Haryana Social Justice and Empowerment Ministery informed.
Business Correspondents appointed by the concerned bank would visit each village to open bank account of the beneficiaries. The pension for the month of April 2011 would be paid to the beneficiaries through banks.