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Random checks: States told to physically verify beneficiaries of PM-Kisan

Random checks: States told to physically verify beneficiaries of PM-Kisan
Random checks: States told to physically verify beneficiaries of PM-Kisan
The Centre is already in the process of designing a mechanism in consultation with state governments to identify beneficiaries who are in the exclusion list.

Synopsis

The minimum income support scheme, under which farmers get Rs 6,000 annually in three equal instalments, has excluded income tax payees, retired and serving government employees other than in Group D, professionals such as doctors, lawyers, chartered accountants, public representatives like serving and former parliamentarians, and other people from higher economic status.

New Delhi: The Centre has asked states to physically verify 5% of PM-Kisan scheme beneficiaries randomly to ascertain that money has gone to bona fide farmers. There have been complaints that some money has been transferred to ineligible farmers.The minimum income support scheme, under which farmers get Rs 6,000 annually in three equal instalments, has excluded income tax payees, retired and serving government employees other than in Group D,
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