Senior citizens, single woman, children and person with disability of the district have complained of not getting a social security allowances even in a big festivals like Dashain and Tihar.
Nunya Kami, 65 of Chandnath Municipality-15 complained that she could not celebrate the festival due to the financial crisis as she did not get allowances. Similarly, senior citizen Guma Sarki of the same municipality said that he is tired of coming to the district headquarter to get the allowances. Prior to this he was getting allowances within his village.
The government has decided to distribute the allowances through bank after there was an irregularity while distributing through local bodies .
Chairperson Tirtha raj Bharati of senior citizen federation said that most of the senior citizens do not know how to read and write and it is very impractical to distribute allowances through bank.
In financial year 2016/17, the beneficiaries of Chandan nath Municipality could not get the social security due to the lengthy process through bank.
Man Datta Rawal