Sintu Chakma

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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
Issue:

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.

Impact:

  • Now almost all the eligible pensioners are getting pensions.