TN to use Aadhaar for state schemes

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 20:10 hrs

The Tamil Nadu government is planning to use Aadhaar-enabled payment system to disburse money under the state government-run schemes.

Finance minister O Panneerselvam said TN was the first State in the country to give Old Age Pension at the doorstep 40 years ago. In continuation of this, chief minister J Jayalalithaa announced the disbursement of Social Security Pensions through banks. This was successfully implemented on a pilot basis from September 2011 and was being scaled up to all the 4,446 villages with a population of more than 2000. Of the 2.9 million beneficiaries, 537,000 were getting pension through bank accounts.

“We expect that by June 2013 coverage will reach 100 per cent. Similarly, payments under the Dr Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity Benefit Scheme are now being routed through bank accounts," he said.

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