Port Blair, June 23: The Department of Social Welfare is providing pensions/financial assistance to Senior Citizens, Widows, Destitute Women and Divyangjan @ Rs. 2,500/- and Rs.3,000/- to the Senior Citizens above the age of 80 years. As per the Notification of A & N Administration, all the beneficiaries belonging to above category are required to furnish Life Certificate once in a year for continuation of their financial assistance to be credited in their Aadhaar linked bank account.

Therefore, all the above mentioned beneficiaries have been advised to furnish their Life Certificate in the format provided. The format of the Life Certificate is available with all Anganwadi Workers and Office of the CDPOs of Urban (Dollygunj), Ferrargunj, Rangat, Diglipur and Car Nicobar. The beneficiaries have been further informed to submit Life Certificate signed in the presence of nearby Anganwadi Worker and handover to the Anganwadi worker for onward submission to CDPO Office through the Mukhya Sevikas of the concerned areas. The beneficiaries need not visit any of the Offices other than the nearby Anganwadi Centre for submission of self-signed Life Certificate alongwith the format.

The Care-givers/guardians of those who are bed-ridden or unable to visit the Anganwadi Centre due to locomotor disabilities may inform the same to Anganwadi Worker, so that the representative of the Department can visit the home of such persons to collect Life Certificate. The last date for submission of Life Certificate to Anganwadi worker by the beneficiary is by July 15, 2024. Thereafter, the pension benefit will be stopped, if the Life Certificate is not received.