Disabled persons flay Belthangady Taluk Office

Disabled persons flay Belthangady Taluk Office

Parivarthana Trust, Puttur, which is working for the welfare of the disabled, has urged the district administration to take action against the staff at Taluk Office, Belthangady in the backdrop of several complaints in handling the pension applications from the disabled.

In a press release, the Trust President Akshay Alva has said that he has received several complaints from the physically challenged persons from Belthangady taluk saying that they have been ill-treated at the Taluk Office in Belthangady town.

Though the State government has set the income ceiling for receiving monthly pension for disabled at Rs 12,000 the staff at the Taluk Office have rejected a few applications citing that the income limit to be eligible for pension is Rs 14,000.

He alleged that the staff at the Taluk Office have even demanded bribe from some applicants to approve the pension application.

Alva has submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner seeking action against the staff and Tahsildar at Taluk Office, Belthangady. The disabled will stage a protest in front of the taluk office on January 26, if the demand is not met, informed the release.

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