Punjab Releases Rs 28.20 Cr To 18798 Beneficiaries Under Shagun Scheme
5 Dariya News
Chandigarh , 18 Jul 2015
The Punjab government has cleared 18798 cases of shagun scheme from March 2015 to June 2015 (financial year 2015-16) and Rs 28.20 crore has been deposited directly in the bank account of beneficiary. After holding a high-level meeting with senior officials of the department, Welfare Minister Gulzar Singh Ranike said the state government had already issued instructions to disburse Shagun of Rs 15,000 directly in the bank account of beneficiary brides. He said that SAD-BJP Government has streamlined the Shagun disbursal process to the eligible girls belonging to Scheduled Castes, Christians, Backward Classes and Economically Weaker families or in the case of remarriage of widows and divorcee beneficiaries belonging Scheduled Castes.He said that the beneficiaries would have to apply for availing this scheme 30 days before commencement of marriage completing all the necessary formalities. On this occasion Mr. Kirpa Shankar Saroj secretary welfare Department, Mrs. Alka Nanada Dyal, Director welfare Department and Mr. Sukhjitpal Singh Joint Director were also present.