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Old Age Pension Assistance Scheme: Elderly will get assistance of ₹1250 per month Know how to apply? Old Age Pension Sahay Yojana: Several assistance schemes have been implemented by the Gujarat Government and the Central Government for various categories of people in which assistance is provided under various schemes to women children and especially to the elderly. Old Age Pension Sahai Yojana is also one such assistance scheme.
Old Age Pension Sahai Yojana is also one such assistance scheme. Assistance is provided under this scheme, under this scheme senior citizens are deposited ₹1250 per month directly in their bank account so that they do not have to reach out to anyone in their old age and can spend their future life with self-respect.
How to apply under Old Age Pension Assistance Scheme? Who can fill this form? After what age application form can be filled? How many documents will be required to fill the form and after how long after filling the form will the aid money start flowing into the bank account?
We are providing you complete information regarding the scheme through this article which is as follows. It is a humble request to all readers and friends that you must share this article more and more to every family, every family, every village, so that every elderly person can benefit from this scheme. And a special thing about this scheme is that husband and wife of the same family can get the benefit of this scheme simultaneously.
Old Age Pension Assistance Scheme.
- Name of Scheme : Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme.
- Beneficiary : Senior citizens above 60 years.
- Assistance received: ₹1,250 per month.
- Implementation : Mamlatdar Office.
- Where can I get the form? Collector office or Mamlatdar office.
- For more details of the scheme official site https://sje.gujarat.gov.in
Rules for availing the benefit of the scheme.
Age should be 60 years or above to avail the benefit of this scheme. Beneficiaries with a score of zero to 20 in the BPL list are eligible for assistance under this scheme, however, as per the new provision, even if they are no longer in the BPL list, assistance can be availed under the scheme by filling the form.
How many documents will be required to fill the form under the scheme?
Any candidate will need the following documents to fill the form under this scheme.
For proof of age.
- Age certificate or school leaving certificate or copy of age issued by Dr.
- Certificate to the effect that the name is on the poverty line BPL list.
- Copy of Aadhaar Card.
- Bank or Post Office account passbook.
Details of assistance received.
Under the Old Age Pension Sahay Yojana, a beneficiary of 60 to 79 years of age will be entitled to an assistance of ₹ 1,000 per month and to a beneficiary aged 80 years or above, an assistance of ₹ 1,250 per month will be paid directly into his bank account every month.
How to fill the form to avail the benefit of the scheme?
This form can be obtained from the District Collector office of your district or from the Mamlatdar office of your Taluka at village level from Gram Panchayat to avail this scheme.
Fill all your information in the form along with all necessary supporting documents and submit it to Mamlatdar office or District Collector office.
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Question 1: What does NSAP stand for and when was it launched?
Answer: NSAP stands for National Social Assistance Programme. NSAP was launched on 15th August, 1995.
Question 2: What is the justification for existence of NSAP?
Answer: The National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) represents a significant step towards the fulfilment of the Directive Principles in Article 41 and 42 of the Constitution recognizing the concurrent responsibility of the Central and the State Governments in the matter. In particular, Article 41 of the Constitution of India directs the State to provide public assistance to its citizens in case of unemployment, old age, sickness and disablement and in other cases of undeserved want within the limit of its economic capacity and development.
Question 3: What is the objective of NSAP?
Answer: In providing social assistance benefits to poor households in the case of old age, death of the breadwinner and maternity, the NSAP aims at ensuring minimum national standards, in addition to the benefits that the States are currently providing or might provide in future. It also aims at ensuring that social protection to the beneficiaries everywhere in the country is uniformly available without interruption.
Question 4: What are the components of NSAP?
Answer: The NSAP at its inception in 1995 had three components namely (1) National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS, (2) National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS) and (3) National Maternity Benefit Scheme (NMBS). The National Maternity Benefit Scheme (NMBS) was subsequently transferred on 1st April, 2001 from the Ministry of Rural development to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Old Age Pension Assistance Scheme : On 1st April, 2000 a new Scheme known as Annapurna Scheme was launched. This scheme aimed at providing food security to meet the requirement of those senior citizens who, though eligible, have remained uncovered under the NOAPS.
In February 2009, two new Schemes known as Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS) and Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS) were introduced.
Presently NSAP comprises of five schemes, namely – (1) Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS), (2) Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS), (3) Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS), (4) National Family Benefit Scheme NFBS) and (5) Annapurna.
Question 5: Who implements NSAP?
Answer: The NSAP is implemented in the States/UTs in accordance with the general conditions applicable to all components of the NSAP as well as specific condition applicable to each component. The NSAP Schemes are mainly implemented by the Social Welfare Departments in the States. But NSAP is implemented by Rural Development Department in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Goa, Meghalaya and West Bengal; by the Department of Women & Child Development in Orissa and Puducherry; by the Revenue Department in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and by the Department of Labour Employment & Training in Jharkhand. The NSAP extends to both the rural as well as urban areas.
Question 6: What is the basic eligibility criterion under NSAP?
Answer: For getting benefits under NSAP the applicant must belong to a Below Poverty Line (BPL) family according to the criteria prescribed by the Govt. of India.
Question 7: How are the beneficiaries identified in rural areas?
Answer: As per the revised eligibility criteria new beneficiaries will be identified from BPL list prepared by the States/UTs as per guidelines issued by the Ministry of Rural Development (MORD) for the BPL Census 2002.
Question 8: How will the identification of the beneficiaries be done in the urban areas?
Answer: Identification of eligible beneficiaries will be carried out as per the BPL list required to be prepared in connection with poverty alleviation programme off the ministry of Urban Housing and Poverty Alleviation.
Question 9: What will be the position in respect of existing beneficiaries, whose names are not on the BPL list?
Answer: They will continue to get the pension as at present without any interruption notwithstanding the fact that their names are not borne on the BPL list, provided they were eligible as per the old criteria.
Question 10: When were NSAP and Annapurna transferred to State Plan? Why? What is the effect of this transfer?
Answer: In the National Development Council Meeting held in January 1997 to discuss the Draft Approach to the Ninth Plan, several Chief Ministers of States suggested for transfer of the Centrally Sponsored Schemes to States. As per the Approach Paper to the Ninth Five Year Plan, it was emphasized that in principle Centrally Sponsored Schemes should be confined to schemes of an inter-state character, matters impinging on national security, selected national priorities where central supervision is essential for effective implementation.
Old Age Pension Assistance Scheme: As a result of the review of the Centrally Sponsored Schemes by the Planning Commission in consultation with the Mo RD, it was decided to transfer NSAP and Annapurna to the State Plans from the year 2002-2003. Funds for these schemes are released as Additional Central Assistance. The funds are allocated by the Planning Commission and allocated among the States by the Ministry of Rural Development and the Planning Commission and released by the Ministry of Finance on the recommendation of M/o Rural Development.
Question 11: What is the funding pattern envisaged under NSAP?
Answer: Under NSAP 100 per cent Central Assistance is extended to the States/UTs to provide the benefits in accordance with the norms, guidelines and conditions laid down by the Central Government.
Question 12: What are the main features of the schemes under NSAP?
Answer: Some of the important features of the schemes are as follows:
- Selection :
The Gram Panchayat/Municipalities are expected to play an active role in the identification of the beneficiaries under the three schemes.
- Disbursement :
Apart from the disbursal of benefits through the accounts of the beneficiaries in Banks or in Post Office Savings Banks or through Postal Money Order the assistance under the Old Age Pension Scheme, may also be disbursed in public meetings such as Gram Sabha meetings in rural areas and by neighbourhood/ mohalla committees in urban areas. Recently it has been decided by the Govt. of India to credit pension where feasible, into a post office or public sector bank account of the beneficiary.
- Monitoring :
The States/UTs have the flexibility to implement the schemes through any State Govt. Department. They have to however, designate a Nodal Secretary at the State level to report the progress of implementation by coordinating with different departments concerned with the implementation of the schemes. The progress of implementation of the schemes is to be reported through quarterly reports in a given monitoring format by the 15th of month of the following quarter. Non reporting of the physical and financial progress reports is construed as lack of progress and therefore, may result in the non-release of additional central assistance for the last quarter of the financial year. Since the ACA allocations for the schemes lapse at the end of the financial year, the instalments cannot be released during the next financial year, even if a State Govt. reports progress subsequent to the cut-off dates fixed as above.
Question 13: What is the eligibility for getting pension under IGNOAPS?
Answer: The eligibility criteria under Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS) is:-
- The age of the applicant (male or female) should be 60 years or above.
- The applicant should belong to a household living below the poverty line according to the criteria prescribed by the Govt. of India
Question 14: How is IGNOAPS different from the earlier National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS)?
Answer: Under NOAPS, old age pension were granted to a person who is 65 years old or higher and who is destitute in the sense of having little or no means of regular income. Pension under IGNOAPS is now granted to a person who is 60 years or above and belongs to a household below the poverty line instead of only to destitute.
Question 15: When did the IGNOAPS come into effect?
Answer: The National Old Age Pension Scheme has been renamed as Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOPS) and formally launched on 19th November, 2007.
Question 16: What is the pension amount under Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme? Whether pension is restricted to only one person in a family?
Answer: The central contribution of pension under the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS) is Rs. 200/- per month per beneficiary up to 79 years and Rs.500/- per month per beneficiary from 80 year onwards and the State Governments may contribute over and above to this amount. At present old age beneficiaries are getting anywhere between Rs. 200/- to Rs. 1000/- depending on the State Contribution.
No. All the persons who are 60 years of age in a BPL family are eligible to get old age pension.
Question 17: What is the eligibility for getting pension under IGNWPS?
Answer: The eligibility criteria under Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS) is:-
- The applicant must be a widow in the age group of 40-59 years.
- The applicant should belong to a household living below the poverty line according to the criteria prescribed by the Govt. of India.
Question 18: What is the pension amount under Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme?
Answer: The central contribution of pension under the Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS) is Rs. 200/- per month per beneficiary and the State Governments may contribute at least an equal amount so that a beneficiary gets at least Rs.400/- per month
Question 19: When did the IGNWPS come into effect?
Answer: Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS) was formally launched in February 2009.
Question 20: What is the eligibility for getting pension under IGNDPS?
Answer: The eligibility criteria under Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS) is:-
- The applicant must be in the age group of 18-59 years.
- The applicant should be a person with severe or multiple disabilities
- The applicant should belong to a household living below the poverty line according to the criteria prescribed by the Govt. of India
Question 21: What is the pension amount under Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme?
Answer: The central contribution of pension under the Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS) is Rs. 200/- per month per and the State Governments may contribute over and above to this amount so that a beneficiary gets at least Rs.400/- per month
Question 22: When did the IGNDPS come into effect?
Answer: The Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS) was formally launched in February 2009.
Question 23: What is the National Family Benefit Scheme?
Answer: National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS) is a component of National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP). Under National Family Benefit Scheme, Central Assistance is given in the form of lump sum family benefit for households below the poverty line on the death of the primary breadwinner in the bereaved family.
Question 24: What is the eligibility criteria and amount of financial assistance payable under National Family Benefit Scheme?
Answer: A Central Assistance by way of a lump sum family benefit is provided under NFBS subject to the following conditions.
- The primary bread winner is to be the member of the household (male and female) whose earnings contribute substantially to the total household income.
- The death of such a primary breadwinner should have occurred while he or she is more than 18 yrs. of age and less than 65 yrs. of age.
- The bereaved household qualifies as one below the poverty line according to the criteria prescribed by the Government of India. The amount of central assistance under the above scheme is Rs. 10000/- in case of death of primary breadwinner due to natural or accidental causes. The family benefit is paid to such surviving member of the household of the deceased who, after local enquiry is determined to be the head of the household.
Question 25: When was Annapurna started? What is its objectives and the benefit available under it?
Answer: On 1st April, 2000 a new Scheme known as Annapurna Scheme was launched. This scheme aimed at providing food security to meet the requirement of those senior citizens who, though eligible, have remained uncovered under the NOAPS. Under the Annapurna Scheme 10 kgs of food grains per month are provided free of cost to the beneficiary.
Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS)
Old Age Pension Assistance Scheme : The National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) is a social welfare scheme aimed at providing assistance to poor households in India, including the elderly, widows, and persons with disabilities. The scheme was introduced to ensure social protection for its beneficiaries and help alleviate poverty. Through NSAP, eligible individuals receive financial assistance in the form of pensions, helping to provide them with a basic level of social security. The scheme has played an important role in improving the living standards of disadvantaged groups in India.
Features of Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme
Old Age Pension Assistance Scheme : This is a non-contributory pension scheme introduced by the Ministry of Rural Development under the National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) in 2007. Its primary objective is to provide social protection to eligible senior citizens in India. The scheme provides monthly pension to the beneficiaries. One of the key features of IGNOAPS is that it is a non-contributory pension scheme, which means that the beneficiaries are not required to contribute any amount in order to receive the pension.
Old Age Pension Assistance Scheme : Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
-> The applicant must be 60 years of age or older, regardless of gender.
->The applicant’s household must fall below the poverty line as determined by the government’s criteria.
->The applicant must be destitute and have no regular source of financial support from family members or any other sources.
-> BPL widows and BPL persons with severe and multiple disabilities in the age group of 60 -79 years are not eligible for this scheme.
Old Age Pension Assistance Scheme : The pension is given to eligible beneficiaries on a monthly basis.
Old Age Pension Assistance Scheme : Monthly Assistance: Rs.750/- for 60 to 79 age group and Rs. 1000/- for more than 80 years which also includes Rs. 500/- by State Government
How to Apply
In Gujarat State : To apply immediately in rural areas visit your Village Computer Entrepreneur (VCE) and in urban areas, visit your Mamlatdar Office.