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117-year-old Woman Felicitated by IT Department:- Four centenarian women including a 117-year-old woman have been felicitated by the department of Income Tax in Madhya Pradesh as they have paid their taxes regularly. The felicitation program was conducted through a video conferencing considering the coronavirus pandemic on Monday. The officials visited their homes in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to felicitate them. Girija Bai Tiwari was one among them who is 117 years and she hails from Bina in Madhya Pradesh. Ishwaribai Lulla (103 years) and Kanchan Bai (100 years) are from Indore and Beena Rakshit (100 years) from Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur are the other women who are felicitated as they have paid taxes regularly till date.
Girija Bai is said to be the oldest taxpayer in the world said Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh) AK Chauhan as per the pan card records. Girija Bai is drawing the pension of her family on behalf of her husband. The process of felicitation took place on July 24th as a part of the Tax Foundation Day in the country. Mr Chauhan said that they have opened two new Aaykar Sewa Kendra in Morena and Balaghat districts in Madhya Pradesh.