Sintu Chakma


Placed at:   Dhalai, Tripura

Education: MA in Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Prior work experience:

  • Worked as a Program Officer for a year in the National University Students Skill Development (NUSSD) pilot project of TISS in Chhattisgarh.

One key work during fellowship

Eligible women were not getting pension under IGNOAPS.

What was done:

  • Interacted with the DISE and concerned CDPOs. I was told that there is a quota fixed for the number of pensioners in a given area which means even if there are eligible pensioners over and above the fixed quota they won’t receive pensions. They will have to wait for vacancy in the quota. I told them there is no such quota fixed and anybody eligible as per criteria will get pension. I asked them to process the applications of all such eligible pensioners.


  • Now almost all the eligible pensioners are getting pensions.