National Social Assistance Programme(NSAP)
BRIEF INTRODUCTION

The National Social Assistance Programme(NSAP) which came into effect from 15th August,1995 represents a significant step towards the fulfillment of the Directive Principles in Article 41 of the Constitution. The programme introduced a National Policy for Social Assistance for the poor and aims at ensuring minimum national standard for social assistance in addition to the benefits that states are currently providing or might provide in future. NSAP at present, comprises of Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS), Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS), Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS) and National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS)

   IGNOAPS80 Beneficiaries (Age above 80 years) –(@ Rs. 1000/month)

   IGNOAPS60 Beneficiaries (Age above 60 & below 80 years –(@ Rs. 400/month)

   IGNWPS Beneficiaries – (@ Rs. 600/month)

   IGNDPS Beneficiaries –(@ Rs. 600/month)

   NFBS –(@ Rs. 40000/- one time) April’2020 onwards all schemes get Rs.1000/month Eligibility is as per SECC online waiting list. No manual application is allowed.

  Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme

  The eligibility criteria under Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS 60) is: :

   1. The age of the applicant (male or female) should be 60 years or above and below 80 years.

   The applicant should belong to a household living below the poverty line according to the criteria prescribed by the Govt. of India

The eligibility criteria under Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS 80) is:

   1. The age of the applicant (male or female) should be 80 years or above.

   2. The applicant should belong to a household living below the poverty line according to the criteria prescribed by the Govt. of India

The eligibility criteria under Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS 80) is:

   1. The age of the applicant (male or female) should be 80 years or above.

   1. The age of the applicant (male or female) should be 80 years or above.

   1. The age of the applicant (male or female) should be 80 years or above.

Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme

   The eligibility criteria under Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS) is:

   1. The applicant must be a widow in the age group of 40-79 years

   2. The applicant should belong to a household living below the poverty line according to the criteria prescribed by the Govt. of India

Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme

The eligibility criteria under Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS) is:

   1. The applicant must be in the age group of 18-79 years.

   2. The applicant should be a person with severe or multiple disabilities

   3. The applicant should belong to a household living below the poverty line according to the criteria prescribed by the Govt. of India

  Table: Performance under National Old Age Pension Scheme

  

Year

IGNOAPS80

IGNOAPS60

IGNWPS

IGNDPS

TOTAL

2014

182271

1094330

636534

45844

1958979

2015

247542

1045212

624831

45831

1963416

2016

284079

1017320

618286

45828

1965513

2017

320387

897216

588878

52306

1858787

2018

310531

901183

586992

51942

1850648

2019

383468

909653

578135

51923

1923179

2020

422398

688262

520238

47189

1678087

2021

376917

646384

503394

45583

1572278

          Expenditure may be provided by Nita Metia (stat cell)

          National Family Benefit Scheme

          National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS) is a component of National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP). Under National Family Benefit Scheme, 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. A assistance by way of a lump sum family benefits 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 assistance under the above scheme is Rs. 40000/ one time 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

Eligibility of household can be searched in http://seccwb.in/srch Household should not fall under Auto Exclusion criteria. Deprivation level is also to be verified.