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Camorlim VP to take up issue of ‘inconvenienced’ DSSS beneficiaries  

Margao: The villagers of Camorlim, on Sunday, resolved to write to the Corporation Bank’s regional office, highlighting the ‘trouble’ faced by senior citizens at the bank’s local branch in receiving the money being given to them under the Dayanand Social Security Scheme.

A member of the gram sabha pointed out to the sarpanch Basilio Fernandes in writing  that the  said branch of the  Corporation Bank is asking the sick and elderly senior  citizens to  personally visit the branch to  receive the  money being given under the Dayanand Social Security Scheme.

“The branch manager insists on doctor’s certificate every month from the DSSS beneficiaries. This is requested only in Camorlim.  If the locals are harassed, how the bank  would get business?  We believe the  bank is also not following the  RBI guidelines,” couple of  gram  sabha members said.

Sarpanch Fernandes assured to  also forward the complaint to the  directorate of   social welfare if required.

Sarpanch and the panchayat secretary  presented the  budget for the year 2018-2019, which was later approved.

Earlier, there was no quorum for the gram sabha.  Just 20 members were present. The poor response could be because of  the circular  issued by the  BDO that  there should not be  any policy decisions at the gram sabha and also no discussion on development works. The gram sabha ended  at 11. 30  am.

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