Leangkonger residents sensitised on various schemes
Dimapur, May 21 (EMN): The Legal Aid Clinic (LAC) Shamator has conducted a sensitisation programme on National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) in Leangkonger village on May 20. The programme was conducted in collaboration with Leangkonger village council.
The organisation press release informed that the programme was attended by members of the village council, village elders, citizens’ union office bearers, students’ union representatives, church leaders, and beneficiaries of NSAP.
According to the updates, short speeches were delivered by Kheantsumong, Head GB; president of Tantsukiu citizens’ union, and students’ union representative Kiukhangba. They have applauded LAC for taking an initiative at a time when illiterate villagers were kept ignorant about various state-implemented welfare schemes and other centrally sponsored schemes like that of NSAP.
The press note mentioned that Para Legal Volunteer (PLV) Thsantong has sensitised the participants about various components of NSAP like National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS), Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS), Indira Gandhi National Disability Scheme (IGNDS), National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS), and Annapurna Scheme. The participants were also sensitised on various eligibility conditions and criteria for availing the schemes under NSAP.
During the interaction session, it was brought to light that many eligible candidates were kept aloof from availing these schemes. Also, few of the beneficiaries were not aware of such monetary benefits being given by the implementing department despite of being enrolled as beneficiaries. Consequently, village authorities were told to initiate corrective measures and ensure replacement or elimination of ghost or proxy beneficiaries.
The updates further stated that cases of dead person or unidentified persons, which were still enjoyed by relatives and unknown persons were also brought to light. LAC has suggested ensuring fair and transparent implementation of all the schemes at different levels to avoid necessary legal proceedings and action.