GOA: Chief minister Pramod Sawant said that the amount under the Dayanand Samajik Suraksha Yojana (DSSY), which has been pending since the last three months, will soon be released to beneficiaries. The DSSY scheme provides a monthly sum of Rs 2,000 to needy people. Speaking via videoconference at an event celebrating Senior Citizens Day, Sawant said it was unfortunate that the payout has been delayed.
Further, urging youth to honour the contribution made by senior citizens, the chief minister advised the younger generation not to take them for granted. He also said that from time to time, the government has called upon senior citizens to utilise their experience. Social welfare minister Milind Naik said that chief minister has given his assurance that the DSSY scheme will not be discontinued. At the event, 19 senior citizens were felicitated for their contribution to the state in various fields.
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