Haryana: Senior citizens to get ‘Senior Citizen Card’ soon

Referring to the 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao' programme, the Chief Minister said that Ambala district had achieved the distinction of having sex ratio of 1,014 girls per 1,000 boys.

By: PTI | Ambala | Updated: October 2, 2016 10:10 pm
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Senior citizens in Haryana will soon get their ‘Senior Citizen Card’, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Sunday. Addressing ‘Gram Sachivalya Divas Samaroh’ at Rajokheri village here, Khattar said the cards will be issued at Gram Sachivalyas established in villages across the state. The chief minister directed the officers concerned to start this facility at the earliest and also held discussions regarding various issues with the villagers.

He said, the Gram Sachivalyas had so far been set up in 1,000 out of 6,500 villages and will also be established in the remaining villages in a planned manner.

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He also enquired about the facilities being availed by villagers in Gram Sachivalayas and said that about 125 services pertaining to various departments were now being provided under one roof.

This would help in saving precious time, money and energy of villagers as they need not go to nearby town to avail these facilities, he said.

Referring to the ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ programme, the Chief Minister said that Ambala district had achieved the distinction of having sex ratio of 1,014 girls per 1,000 boys.

He congratulated the people for supplementing the efforts of the government in this direction.

Khattar also urged the villagers to make the entire village ‘Open Defecation Free’.

During the meeting, he interacted with the villagers regarding issues of public distribution system, social security pension, LPG connection to every household, employment, sale of farmers products in markets and healthcare.