National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) – Govt Schemes

National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) – Govt Schemes

The National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme of the Government of India that provides financial assistance to the elderly, widows and persons with disabilities in the form of social pensions.

Objectives

  • 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 ofNational Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) - Govt Schemes

  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)
  5. Annapurna.

The National Assistance Program consists of five sub-schemes:

Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS)

  • Eligibility: Individuals aged 60 years and above living below the poverty line
  • Amount: Rs. 200 per month for beneficiaries aged 60–79 and Rs. 500 per month for those 80 years and above.

Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS)

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  • Eligibility: Widows aged 40 years and above living below the poverty line.
  • Amount: Rs. 300 per month (Rs. 500 for those 80 years and above).

Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS)

  • Eligibility: Individuals aged 18 years and above with more than 80% disability and living below the poverty line.
  • Amount: Rs. 300 per month (Rs. 500 for those 80 years and above).

National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS)

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  • In the event of death of a bread-winner in a household, the bereaved family will receive lump sum assistance of Rs. 20,000.
  • The bread-winner should have been between 18–60 years of age.
  • The assistance would be provided in every case of death of a bread-winner in a household.

Annapurna Scheme

  • This scheme aims to provide food security to meet the requirement of those senior citizens who, though eligible, have remained uncovered under the IGNOAPS.
  • Under the Annapurna Scheme, 10 kg of free rice is provided every month to each beneficiary.
  • 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.
  • The number of persons to be benefited from the Scheme are, in the first instance, 20% of the persons eligible to receive pension under NOAPS in States/UTs