City committee of Communist Party of India has taken strong exception to the abrupt halt to disbursement of pension to the eligible aged, widows and physically handicapped persons. On receipt of information that disbursement of pension had been stopped to the beneficiaries, party leaders rushed to the respective centres and enquired with the beneficiaries. Later, addressing a gathering, the city committee secretary said distribution of pension for February had been stopped to over 1,000 beneficiaries on some pretext or the other.