Soochna Sevaks from Ramnagar block were busy steering a community meeting to inform people about the social security schemes when Ramraj Mahato, one of the participants, confronted the team that such schemes are hoax. The team calmed him down and exchanged dialogues to know the gravity of his situation. Through him they learned that he has been shunned by the officials at BDO office. Because he had applied for Vridha Pension Scheme in 2014 and to know about the status he has been visiting the office till then. To his dismay each time he was scolded and thrown out of the office.
The team assured him about their assistance and requested him to produce the receipt that he received after filling the application form. The team inquired the officials at BDO office about the same and got to know that the application has been accepted and the money has also been sanctioned. The officials had even informed Ramraj Mahato about it but he was unable to make out what they meant.
The team then interacted with Gram Sevak and communicated him to register Ramraj Mahato’s name in the register of beneficiaries. Initially he denied and made excuses but the Soochna Seva team agitated for this. Finally he agreed and Ramraj received his pension of rupees 400 per month.