The Government of India sponsored the Indira Gandhi Pension Scheme to provide financial assistance to the senior citizens, widows and disabled persons who belong to BPL family.
To get all the details related to Indira Gandhi Pension Scheme 2020, read the article. The scheme has been formulated by the Central Government of India for providing financial support of the BPL families.
Indira Gandhi National Pension Yojana
The Indira Gandhi Pension Scheme also called Indira Gandhi Pension Yojana was introduced centrally by the Government of India. The scheme was formulated for giving financial assistance to the families who belong to Below Poverty Line (BPL) quota in the country.
The Indira Gandhi Pension Scheme is formulated for all the states of the country.
There are two schemes regulated under Indira Gandhi Pension Scheme:
Widow Pension Scheme
Disability Pension Scheme
All these schemes are introduced to make the citizens self-dependent.
Indira Gandhi Pension Yojana details
All the states urban bodies and village panchayats are being governed by the Indira Gandhi Pension Yojana. An applicant needs to contact the authorized officials to apply for Indira Gandhi National Pension Yojana. There no online application process is available for applying for Indira Gandhi Pension Scheme.
Benefits of Indira Gandhi Pension Scheme
The benefits of Indira Gandhi Pension Scheme are as stated below:
- To provide financial assistance to the BPL families
- To make the beneficiaries independent
- To make survival easier for BPL families
Schemes under Indira Gandhi Pension Old Age Pension Scheme
- Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS)
- Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS)
- Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS)
- National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS)
- Annapurna Scheme
Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS)
Previously named as National Old Age Pension Scheme, Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme was launched in November 2007. Any Indian citizen who is above 60 years of age and belongs to BPL quota can apply for this scheme. For candidates between 60 to 79 year will get a pension amount of Rs 500 per month and candidate above 80 years of age will get a pension amount of up to Rs. 1000 per month.
Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS)
Launched in February 2009, Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS) is for widow women who are between 40 and 59 years of age who belong to BPL family. Applicants will get Rs. 300/- per month as pension amount.
Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS)
Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme was launched for the people with disability. A person from the BPL category who is above 18 years of age with more than 80% disability can apply for this scheme.
National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS)
The scheme is for BPL families. In the event of the death of the primary earning member from a BPL family, the family will get a one-time benefit of Rs. 10000/-. Age of the primary person who earns for the family must be between 18 to 64 years.
Under this scheme, the government will provide 10 kg of food grains per month free of cost to the senior citizens who are not covered under Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme.
Documents Required Indira Gandhi Pension Scheme
- BPL Ration Card
- Age certificate
- AADHAR Card
- Address Proof
- Income certificate
How to Apply Indira Gandhi Pension Application Form
To apply for Indira Gandhi National Pension Scheme, an applicant has to visit Gram Panchayat and District level offices to get the application form. The urban bodies / Janpad panchayats have the right to accept/reject the application form. If accepted, the application form will be forwarded to the respective ULBs/Janpad panchayats by the urban bodies/village panchayats.