Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme was was launched by Ministry of Rural Development. All persons of 60 years and above (revised downwards from 65 in 2011) and belonging to below the poverty line category according to the criteria prescribed by the Government of India time to time, are eligible to be a beneficiary of the scheme. It is a part of National Social Assistance Program (NSAP).
- Member of BPL family aged 60 or above, get the amount of 400/month and aged 80 or above get the amount of 700/month.
- Rs. 200/- for 60-79 years & Rs. 500/- for 80 years and above.
- BPL Score card rated 0-16.
- Address proof.
- Age proof.
- Citizenship proof.
- The beneficiary should have BPL score card rate 0-16.
- The beneficiary should be the citizen of India.
- The beneficiary should be 60 or above.
Procedure of application
- The eligible persons are required to apply on an application form devised for the purpose and available in the Social Welfare Department.
- The age certificate is required to be obtained from the concerned Medical officer duly attested by the concerned Block Medical Officer.
- The income and destitute criteria is determined on the certificate issued by a Gazetted Officer and Revenue authorities of the area to which the applicant belongs.
- The applicant must have BPL card or his/her name must be registered in the BPL register maintained for the purpose.
- The applications are furnished to the concerned Tehsil Social Welfare officers where these are thoroughly scrutinized/verified and the list of bonafide cases is recommended to the District Social Welfare Officer.
- The final sanction is accorded by District Level Sanctioning Committee (DLSC) constituted for the purpose under the Chairmanship of District Development Commissioner concerned