Port Blair, July 10: The Ex-Adhyaksh, Zilla Parishad South Andaman, Miss Mariyam Bibi called upon the Secretary Social Welfare and briefed her about the problems being faced by the old age and disabled persons to get the live certificate by the gazetted officers to continue their pension scheme.

Mariyam informed that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, senior citizens are advised not to move outside their homes. Moreover their health conditions are not good to travel and many of them are bed ridden. She therefore requested to get the report from Anganwadi workers and Panchayat Secretaries, which may be forwarded to the CDPO for issuing the certificate.

The Secretary Social Welfare gave a patient hearing and assured to do the needful at the earliest.