Senior citizens made UT advisor aware about their grievances


Vijay Dev assured them on finding solution to their issues

NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Women Liberation Front of Chandigarh today assembled near ground of Hanumant Dham Temple, sector 40 with an aim to bring into notice of Chandigarh administration, various problems faced by senior citizens. Around 250 senior citizens from across the city participated in this assembly. On this occasion women front’s members Prem Lata, Ranju Grover, Pal Sharma, Sudarshan Sharma and Suman Jain were present.

Presiding over the function, the president of women’s liberation front Ms. Neena Tiwari made UT advisor Mr. Vijay Dev aware about various issues faced by senior citizens and appealed him to find a way out.

Bringing into notice the major issues to the advisor, Ms. Tiwari said that senior citizens and widows have to run from pillar to post get their pension credited. First they have to meet the dealing clerk. Either he is not present in the office, even if he is present, he doesn’t do his job properly. And, in due course, after running around for many days, a person is still not able to get his pension credited.

She emphasized that in community centers; a dedicated room should be made available for the entertainment of senior citizens. She further said that in CTU buses, senior citizens are charged full amount whereas the counterparts in Punjab & Haryana roadways offer concession. She demanded further in this regard, a 50% concession for senior citizens in inter-state routes of CTU buses.

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Mr. Vijay Dev give assurance that very soon orders will be passed to implement concessional rates for senior citizens in CTU buses. And he further assured that solution for rest of the problems will be find out very soon. In order to complete pending works of Estate Office on the spot camps will be organize in all sectors from July onwards.


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