Panaji: November 20,2015 …. The Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant Parsekar in the distinguished presence of  Minister for Social Welfare Shri Mahadev Naik, presented sanction letters of  financial assistance to about 155 beneficiaries under the scheme grant of monthly financial assistance to the persons engaged in traditional occupations/business including motorcycle pilots at a function held in the seminar hall of the Secretariat.

The Government in the year 2012 formulated the  scheme Grant of Monthly financial assistance to the persons engaged in traditional occupation/business including motorcycle pilots, who are in their business inherited by their ancestors. The objective of the scheme is to preserve, encourage traditional occupations business etc. This scheme was made eligible to the person who attained the age of 50 and will get Rs.1000/- per month and thereafter attaining the age of 60 will be eligible for DSSY scheme to avail Rs.2000/- per month. Under this scheme the beneficiaries will get supplementary income in addition to their daily earning.

Shri Parsekar was recently speaking on the occasion said that Government on priority is striving to uphold the interest of the common man and therefore successfully formulating and implementing social welfare schemes every after six months. The schemes like Graha Adhar, Laadly Laxmi, DSSY, and various other schemes are benefited many people for which the Government incurs around Rs.800 crores every year.

Shri Parsekar further speaking also said that apart from implementation of social welfare schemes the Government is making rapid strides in infrastructural development as well, may it be construction of new bridge across Mandovi River or at many places in the state, Widening of roads throughout the state or strengthening infrastructure for tourist sector, education sector and laying of foundation stone for bridge across Zuari River which is scheduled on Decemebr 19.he informed.

Minister for Social Welfare, Shri Mahadev Naik while speaking said that Government is concernd about well being of the common and therefore successfully implementing about 52 social welfare schemes. The financial assistance provided under this scheme will help the beneficiaries to ease their hardship and supplement their daily income he added.

Shri Virendra Kumar IAS Secretary Social Welfare, Staff of the Department, and the beneficiaries of the scheme were those who present at the function.

Smt. Meena Naik Goltekar, Director of the Department of Social Welfare welcomed the guests.

          Shri Sudesh Gaude Asst. Director Social Welfare compered the function and also proposed the vote of thanks.