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1,937 senior citizen cards issued in South, says Dy Collector

NT NETWORK
MARGAO

The deputy collector of Salcete Ajit Panchwadkar on Monday said he has issued 1,937 senior citizen cards by completing all formalities from March 2015 till date. The senior citizen cards will help the elderly to avail facilities of the government besides other benefits.

“I have issued 1,937 senior citizen cards by sending the Talathi to their residence and completing all documentation.

The exercise was made possible with the help of NSS students of Carmel college,’’ informed the deputy
collector.

Speaking further he said that his office distributed as many as 1,397 caste certificates (ST) and 123 certificates to (SC) communities during the year 2015- 2016. He said from April 1, 2016, his office had distributed 1210 ST and 125 SC caste certificates to students from class five to ten.

He said this facility is provided to students to get benefits in pursuing further studies and for getting government
jobs.

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