Authorities order probe into death of old age pension applicant at Tehsil Social Welfare office B’pora

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Authorities order probe into death of old age pension applicant at Tehsil Social Welfare office B’por

‘Old Age Pension applicants not required to submit hard copies’

Srinagar, Dec 20 (KNO): Authorities on Tuesday ordered enquiry to ascertain all related aspects into the death of a 62-year-old pension applicant in the premises of office of Tehsil Social Welfare Officer, Bandipora this morning.

According to a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), officials said that the old age pension applicants are not required to submit hard copies of their verification.

“A person collapsed today on 20th Dec, 2022 at around 09:00 AM, in the premises of the office of Tehsil Social Welfare Officer, Bandipora, who was rushed to District Hospital, Bandipora, where doctors) on duty declared him “Brought Dead”. The person was later on identified as Sonaullah Bhat S/o Ghulam Hassan Bhat R/o Malangam Bandipora, aged around 62 years,” the statement said.

“In this regard, this is to clarify that Old Age Pension applicants are not required to submit hard copies of their verification and only applicants lacking any formality or having any kind issues are contacted through the control room for necessary rectifications which can be done at CSC(s). In this case, the applicant was not required to visit the office of Tehsil Social Welfare Officer Bandipora to submit a hardcopy nor was he called to visit CSC,” it added.

“Moreover, in order to ascertain all related aspects of the case, an enquiry has been ordered which shall be conducted by Additional District Development Commissioner, Bandipora and the findings of the same shall be shared in due course of time,” it said.

Furthermore, the statement said that Old Age Pension applicants are requested not to visit the Office(s) of Social Welfare Department unnecessarily and may contact District Control Room for any assistance on (01957-225322/ 7006526985/ 7006741492)—(KNO)

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