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Pension adalats planned

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 5 � The State Government will hold a series of pension adalats across the State to settle all outstanding pension cases and hope to complete the project within four-five months.

Speaking to the media here today, Mehtabuddin Ahmed, Commissioner and Secretary of the Pension and Public Grievances Department, said that the department will dispose of all 3,668 cases during the six rounds of pension adalats across the State.

He said the first round of such adalats was held in the Kamrup Metro and Kamrup Rural districts where a total of 423 cases were settled. In the second round, the adalats would be held in Darrang, Sonipur, Jorhat, Golaghat and Darrang districts later this month, followed by four other rounds over the next few months across the other districts.

Ahmed said that while a number of steps have been initiated for reforming the pension system in Assam, there are still certain discrepancies in the system. He assured that strict action would be taken if any official or staff is found to be in cohorts with any tout or middleman. He also added that 12 new posts have been sanctioned in the department and recruitment for these would begin soon.

Ahmed said that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has directed all ministers to take action against officials found to have committed discrepancies with regard to forwarding files and documents of retiring staff.

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