Friday, August 19, 2005

Social Security: 10,000 deceased get pensions

Authorities in New Delhi have admitted paying old age pensions to around 10,000 people who are dead.

Tens of thousands of dollars worth of pensions were being deposited monthly into bank accounts of the deceased, The Hindustan Times said.

In addition, pension cheques were being sent to 27,000 people whose whereabouts could not be established.