Srinagar: Social Welfare Department has rebutted the reports that the department is defacing the graveyard walls and shaming the beneficiaries of various schemes by publicising their names.
A statement issued by SWD said that the aim of publicising the names of beneficiaries is to give wide publicity and to bring transparency in the working of the department.
“Publicising the names of beneficiaries is meant to identify and ensure that no undeserving person is taking undue benefit of any scheme at the cost of deserving ones. The detail of the beneficiaries of various schemes is also available on the official website of the department,” the statement said.
With regard to the defacement of the graveyard walls, the statement said that the department has directed the field functionaries to paint these lists on government properties only.
“Field functionaries are being sensitised to take utmost care while publicising the names of beneficiars. The reports regarding defacement and shaming of beneficiaries is vehemently rebutted,” the statement added.