People with AC cars, LED TV not eligible for social security pension
Thiruvananthapuram: People in possession of AC cars have been listed as ineligible for social security pension. Apart from this, people who have cars with more than 1000cc engines, houses more than 2000 square foot and with modern flooring and also those with ACs in their houses are also not eligible for social security pension.
Government has released the new guidelines in an effort to block ineligible applicants from availing the pension. Although the guideline was released in July, it was then blocked by the government.
It was blocked as the circular that classified those with washing machines and LED televisions as ineligible became controversial. Washing machines and LED televisions have been removed from the circular.
The government spends Rs. 7000 crores per year on social security. It has been found that 15 percentage of this sum ends up in the hands of ineligible people.