DELHI:EROS TIMES: Wednesday Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal launched the Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana in a function organised at Delhi Secretariat.
The function was organised by the Department of Revenue and Delhi Tirth Yatra Vikas Samiti. The Govt. of Delhi approved the Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana in its cabinet meeting held on 8th January 2018 for arranging free pilgrimage of the senior citizens of Delhi.
Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia, Health Minister, Satyendar Jain, Revenue and Transport Minister, Kailash Gahlot, Environment Minister, Imran Hussain, SC-ST Welfare Minister, Rajendar Pal Gautam, Chief Secretary, Delhi, Vijay Dev, Revenue Secretary, Versa Joshi, a number of MLAs and Chairman, Delhi Tirth Yatra Vikas Samiti, Kamal Bansal also present on this occasion.
Inaugurating the Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana, Kejriwal said that the Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana will enable 1100 senior citizens from each Assembly Constituency of Delhi per year to undertake free pilgrimage, the expenses for which will be borne by the Delhi government.
(It is proposed that a total of 77,000 pilgrims will be able to avail this facility every year).
Kejriwal appealed Senior citizens on this occasion to bless and pray for Delhi government for getting success in implementation of its mission of serving public at large.
He said that our mission is to give good education to the students of Delhi, our mission is to provide better health facilities and services to all and now our mission is to provide the best transport to the people.
Kejriwal said that our Government respects elders and Senior citizens.
He said that no society or country can progress until and unless it gives respects to its Senior Citizens.
Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia said that the Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana will help and promoting communal harmony and brotherhood in society in such an atmosphere, where hatred and discard in the society everywhere.
He said that Hon’ble Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal conceptualised the idea of starting the Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana for arranging free pilgrimage to the Senior Citizens of Delhi.
The pilgrimage will be for any of the following routes :
a) Delhi-Mathura-Vrindavan-Agra-Fatehpur Sikri-Delhi
d) Delhi-Amritsar-Bagha Border-Anandpur Sahib-Delhi
e) Delhi-Vaishno Devi-Jammu-Delhi
Eligibility for the Scheme :
i) The Scheme is available for Sr. Citizen of Delhi having age of 60 years or above.
ii) Sr. Citizen above 70 years can accompany one attendant having age of 21 years or above.
iii) No Income Criteria for availing the scheme.
iv) A certificate from the area MLA regarding the residence of the applicant in MLA’s constituency is mandatory.
v) The applicant should not be an employee of central/state/local government or autonomous bodies.
The journey will be performed through Indian Railways.
The applicants will have to fill online form at www.editstrict.delhigovt.nic.in , which has been developed with the help of nic, Delhi State Centre.
i) Voter Card
ii) Self Declaration as per proforma
iii) Certificate regarding proof of residency from area MLA
iv) Medical Certificate