Pensioners: Getting Aasara pension has become painful

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018, 02:26:33 PM IST

Aasara pensioners in Hyderabad are claiming that getting a pension is getting more and more painful. Many people are saying that the pension is never released on time. This is leading to complexities like delay in medical support and other basic needs.

Reports suggest that close to 2 lakh people in Hyderabad have not received the pension for the past 2 months. This is a core problem for the state government as it is their duty to make sure that everyone is benefitted from the scheme.

A senior citizen revealed that the government never releases pension on time. I solely depend on the pension money and the delay is making it tougher for me to get medical support, said the lady.

It is really sad that everyone plays the blame game and say that the higher officials are yet to respond. Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty(SERP) should start taking things seriously, opine the public

Telangana IT minister, KTR has been an active person on Twitter. It would be interesting to watch if he would look into this issue and get it solved.