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Logo for National Social Assistance Programme NSAP

Logo for National Social Assistance Programme NSAP

Logo for National Social Assistance Programme NSAP

About Logo for National Social Assistance Programme NSAP

National Social Assistance Programme(NSAP) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Ministry of Rural Development wherein monthly financial assistance is provided to elderly, widows and disabled persons belonging to BPL families. One-time financial assistance is also provided to surviving members of a BPL family on the death of the primary breadwinner. Apart from this, in-kind assistance is also provided to elderly unable to avail monthly pension benefits, in the form of food grains every month for free. NSAP is a social security / social welfare programme, which at present comprises of following five sub-schemes:

 

I. Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS): Under the scheme, assistance is provided to persons of 60 years and above and belonging to families living below poverty line as per the criteria prescribed by Government of India. Central assistance of ₹ 200/- per month is provided to persons in the age group of 60-79 years and ₹ 500/- per month to persons of 80 years and above.

 

II. Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS): Under the scheme, assistance at the rate of ₹300/- per month is provided to widows in the age-group of 40-79 years and belonging to families living below poverty line as per the criteria prescribed by Government of India. After attaining the age of 80 years, the beneficiaries are shifted to IGNOAPS to get enhanced pension of ₹ 500/- per month.

 

III. Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS): Under the scheme Central assistance at the rate of ₹300/- per month is provided to persons aged 18-79 years with severe or multiple disabilities and belonging to families living below poverty line as per the criteria prescribed by Government of India. After attaining the age of 80 years, the beneficiaries are shifted to IGNOAPS to get enhanced pension of ₹ 500/- per month.

 

IV. National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS): Under this scheme, a BPL household is entitled to a one-time lump sum amount of money on the death of primary breadwinner aged between 18 and 59 years. The amount of assistance is ₹ 20,000/-.

 

V. Annapurna Scheme: Under the scheme, 10 kg of food grains per month are provided free of cost to those senior citizens who, though eligible, are not receiving old age pension.

 

Click here to read the Terms & Conditions.

 

The selected winner will be awarded a prize money of Rs.25,000/-

 

The last date for submission is 6th April, 2022.

 

For more details refer the Official Publihser

 

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