Pension

Stories of denial of pension due to failure to link or authenticate Aadhaar


Failure to link Aadhaar numbers has resulted in the termination of pensions for 10,767 people in Faridabad. These include pensions for old age, widows, divyangs, Laadli (girl child), orphans, non-school going children (under 18 years) and eunuchs. These pensions were terminated in September bringing the total number of pensioners down from 96,571 to 85,804 – a termination…

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The last few months have seen the cruel starvation deaths of at least four residents of Jharkhand – Santoshi Kumari, Ruplal Marandi, Premani Kunwar and Etwariya Devi. This is a direct result of the actions and inactions of the Government of Jharkhand and UIDAI. Clear evidence has been put forward that these deaths were due…

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While investigating the story of a 30 year old man with 60% disability who lost his Rs. 1000 pension because he couldn’t get an Aadhaar in spite of his 62 year old widow mother taking him physically to get one several times, Times of India discovered that 53 thousand pensions have been stopped in Uttarakhand…

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Etwariya Devi, age 67, widow, died of starvation in Sonpurwa village of Garhwa district’s Majhiaon block on December 25th, 2017, when glitches caused a failure in authentication for her daughter-in-law’s Aadhaar with her fingerprints, making the family unable to procure food. Aadhaar failures had also disrupted her pension since October.   Source: https://thewire.in/210048/aadhaar-hunger-jharkhand-starvation-death-rations/  

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Report of fact finding into the death of Premani Kunwar Place of visit – Korta village, Danda Gram Panchayat, Danda block, Garhwa, Jharkhand Date of visit – 4-5 December 2017 Members of investigating team – Mithilesh Kumar, Jawahar Mehta, Ravinder Bhuiyan, Sakina, Sarfaraz, Siraj (on behalf of the Right to Food Campaign, Jharkhand) Summary of…

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Mohammed Abdul Khader Nakshbandi Aziz, employed at an SBI kiosk customer service point at Kummarwadi, Shaik Shabbir Hussain, a former e-seva operator and Md Aslam, a junior assistant with Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Limited in Nalgonda district downloaded leaked Aadhaar data from the internet and used it to create new savings bank accounts…

Read More Aadhaar enabled pension theft. 40 lakh stolen from 300 people