Senior citizens deprived of allowance

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, PHALEBASH (PARBAT)

Oct 9, 2016-Senior citizens and single women in Parbat set for a dull Dashain as banks here have failed to distribute social security allowance they are entitled to.

Senior citizens and single women have complained that they are deprived of the allowance even during the Dashain festival. 

Village development committees are said to have already released the money to the banks. “How are we supposed to buy stuff?” they wondered. 

Banks, however, said many VDC secretaries and municipality officials have changed their residences, while some have passed away, due to which they could not adjust depreciated value of the government money. 

“Once it is adjusted, we will transfer the money to the concerned people’s accounts,” said Sundar Bhandari, branch manager of Garima Development Bank, Kushma.

Published: 09-10-2016 08:48

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