Beneficiaries of pension of different types couldnot avail their pension at Malalmanda village of Ganiapali panchayat and Gaisilat block under Bargarh district. More than 50 beneficiaries were not distributed their due allowances for the current month.
As per the information, the villagers led by Durjyodhan Sahu have complaint to the BDO, Gaisilat regarding the same. That the villagers were getting pensions from different schemes regularly on 15th of every month. But for what reasons the Sarpanch, Shantanu Padhan has stopped the VLW, Madhusudan Pradhan from distributing the pensions to the beneficiaries.
When the Sarpanch, Shantanu Padhan was contacted, he says, he has informed to the BDO that if money will distributed at the Panchayat then some people may create disturbances. He added, earlier some such incidents happened here while the panchayat peon was carrying the Auction Book to Malamanda village. The Auction book was looted on the way. That matter is pending at the Gaisilat police station.
Now the Sarpanch is saying, till the Auction Book loot matter is did not not resolved, pension should not be distributed to Malmanda villagers. And around 50 beneficiaries were deprived from getting their pensions.