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No Widow Pension Scheme Forms At Tamenglong, Bodies Take Serious Note

TAMENGLONG, May 13: Taking serious note of non-availability of District Social Welfare office staff and non-availability of widow pension scheme forms at the concerned department, the Zeliangrong Student Union Manipur and Zeliangrong Youth Front Tamenglong zone have demanded to that the District Social welfare Officer Tamenglong and ICDS officials should be remain at station within five days with immediate effect from today.

Issuing widow pension scheme forms at Imphal for the people of Tamenglong has nothing but dishonor the Zeliangrong people and it is against the Government norm that the Department did not make any notification about the scheme, the bodies said.

Meanwhile, a highly placed source informed that widow pension scheme forms are issued by Directorate of Social Welfare Department, Government of Manipur at MLA quarters and MDC (ADC) offices in Imphal.

The source also disclosed that after investigation, the District Social Welfare Office Tamenglong is remained closed till date.

It is also said that the District Social Welfare Officer Tamenglong, A Kameshore Singh has been transferred to Bishnupur, but the Bishnupur District Social Welfare Officer does not want to come to Tamenglong.

The source said that till date the officer has not joined or report to the district administration.

For the needy widows who do not afford to go to Imphal to collect form and have no MLA are deprived of their rights.

The last date for submission of the widow pension scheme form is May 15.

(Courtesy: The Sangai Express)

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