New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the city government on a plea alleging that the government, under its pension scheme, was only considering senior citizens and those with disability of 40 per cent or more.
The Delhi government took over the responsibility of providing pension from the civic agencies which provided monetary benefit to destitute persons, disabled, widows, those who are insane, divorcee women, eunuchs and also to orphans till they turn 18, besides senior citizens, said NGO Social Jurist in its plea.
However, after taking over, the government has restricted the benefit to only some categories, alleged Advocate Ashok Agarwal and asked whether the government can do that.
A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar asked the Delhi government to file its response on the plea.
The government had taken over the scheme after the civic agencies stopped the monetary benefits due to lack of funds.