Soochna Seva team has been working extremely hard towards the betterment of society by making people aware of the rights and opportunities provided by government for making one’s life sustainable. One such effort came into light from Kuship village of Ramdev Nagar block in Barmer district. Here Soochna Seva team helped Gabri Devi to obtain Pension Plan Order (PPO) card for Old Age Pension Scheme that she has applied three months ago.
Gabri Devi Meghwal is a 50-yr-old woman and she married Mangaram Meghwal(57) around thirty years ago and they have been working as daily wage labourers since then. Poverty coupled with hunger and old age has made their life miserable. They do not have aadhar card and BPL card and due to this they live without electricity connection. Gabri Devi cannot see properly at night and hence she finds it difficult to carry out her daily chores after evening. Also, her declining age has weakened her bones and she could not do much of physical labour. Even Managaram is old and he cannot look after his wife alone. The couple manages to earn rupees 1200 through NREGA and at times earn around 600 to 700 rupees by working in someone’s field or by doing some other odd jobs. They do not have any caretaker as they are childless.
To help her out Soochna Seva team met her during a camp in Ramnagar block of Barmer district. Along with other villagers the team collected documents from her and pushed the application further for approval. Since, Gavri Devi is 55-yrs-old and under the provisions of Rajasthan government she is eligible for Old Age Pension plan. So, on July 7, 2015 the Soochna Seva team distributed Pension Plan Order (PPO) to 22 people in Barmer district. Receiving a PPO card is not at all an easy process, as it involves 6 levels of permissions from government offices right from the panchayat to the district level. Among the people who received their PPO cards was Gavri Devi Meghwal. The amount that she will be receiving will get deposited in her bank account in State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, opened under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna by the help of Soochna Seva team.