Port Blair, May 29: A quarterly meeting of the UT Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee to supervise and monitor the implementation of Schemes under Rural Development Programme was held on 25th May 2011 at 3.00 pm under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary A&N Administration. The meeting was attended by the Member of Parliament Shri Bishnu Pada Ray, who placed the following demands: 1) Pension to benificiaries of old age, widows, handicapped and destitute to be paid every month and 2) Administration to consider meeting of expenditure for marriage of daughters of widows. 
The Chairperson Social Welfare Advisory Board has agreed to consider increase in pension to old age, widows, handicapped etc. from Rs. 700/- to Rs. 1000/- per month. The pension was recently increased from Rs. 500 to Rs. 700/-.