Panaji : January  31, 2017 … The Directorate of Social Welfare has stated that on the visit of  Election Commissioner of India  to Goa, it was alleged by some political organizations that during ongoing election campaigning lure/threat regarding addition/deletion of names as beneficiaries in certain welfare schemes of the Department of Social Welfare is being suggested.

 It is informed that, the ongoing schemes implemented by the Directorate of Social Welfare are in force, and no scheme as well as benefit of the Schemes, including Dayanand Social Security Scheme, will be denied to any of the existing beneficiaries, unless the grounds and procedure as laid down under the scheme is meticulously followed. All new application forms under different schemes will also be accepted in the office of the Directorate of Social Welfare during normal office hours. However, no new cases will be sanctioned since the Model Mode of Conduct is in force due to ensuing General Assembly Election, 2017. All the eligible applications will be sanctioned only after lifting of the Model Code of Conduct and strictly as per the procedure/rules in force.

 The Directorate of Social Welfare has therefore appealed General Public not to lend ears to rumor mongers and not to get influence by any lure or threat by any private persons or political organizations regarding addition or deletion of their names from any of the welfare schemes of this Department.


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