Hathras (JPN/Bureau): The advertisement of Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme, depicting old people smiling, published by the Centre on February 11, has stirred up Sasani village as the the group of old people shown in the advertisement hail from this area and they have not received a single penny from the scheme.

The old people are shocked as the advertisement claims that they have been benefitted from the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme.

The ad also showed a well-decked post office in the backdrop, while the old people said they have no idea about whereabouts of the post office.

According to the advertisement published under Bharat Niraman campaign, as many as 1.7 crore senior citzens are getting benefitted from this scheme.

When the old people lodged complaint with authorities concerned in this connection, the officials too got shocked and failed to satisfy their questions regarding the irregularities.
Sujan Singh (66), Vijay Singh (60), Ramdas (65), Deviram (80), Pyarelal (70), Kunwarpal (70) Mahendra Singh (60)—all hailing from Susan—categorically said that they are not getting any benefit from the government scheme.

S K Tripathi, Tahsildar of Sasani, assured them that their applications for pension would be forwarded to the authority concerned.

They said that some people came to the village for survey and took their photographs eight months ago.