Old age, Widows, Parityakta and Disabled persons unable to earn livelihood are provided monthly pension as minimum means of survival. The identification of eligible pensioners is done by the Patwari and Thesildar and the report is submitted to Sub Divisional Officer (SDO) for Urban areas and to Block Development Officer (BDO) for rural areas.
SDOs and BDOs are the sanctioning authorities of Social Security Pensions, the sanctioned pensioner payment processes are initiated by various Treasury offices and sub treasury offices of the state. The pension payment order (PPO) is prepared by the Treasury Officer at the district treasury office for itself, and all associated sub-treasuries under its jurisdiction. The PPO is prepared after scrutinizing the sanction letter submitted by the SDO / BDO. Once the PPO is prepared it is sent to the respective Treasury / Sub-treasury offices where pension payments are done. Pension Payments can be received by eligible pensioners either through cash from the treasury or Bank account, or post office savings account or by Money Order to the address as specified in the sanction letter desired by the pensioner.