Nepal | August 05, 2020

Dalits in Saptari deprived of social security allowance

Himalayan News Service
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Rajbiraj: With just three months left for the new fiscal year to kick off, senior citizens and Dalit children from nine VDCs are yet to receive social security allowance for the current fiscal in Saptari.

As many as 4,186 elderly citizens and Dalit children from Pipra Paschim, Manraja, Paterwa, Lohajara, and Rautahat are yet to receive the allowance.

Hari Prasad Chaudhary, non-gazetted first class officer at Saptari DDC, said allowance could not be distributed as the Ministry of Local Development had not allocated the fund for 3,025 elderlies and 1,161 Dailt children.


A version of this article appears in print on March 17, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.


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