There is a centrally sponsored scheme of the state of India. It provides financial assistance to the elderly, widows, and persons with weaknesses in the form of social pensions. The National Social Assistance Scheme (NSAP) came into effect from 15 to August 1995.
Guidelines for the National Social Assistance Scheme:
- One hundred seventy-three lakhs pensioners have entered their Aadhaar card with the scheme.
- Also, these facilitate digital transactions with the elimination of complete errors.
- Adhaar based payment will assist the assistance of finance to older people.
- Likely the widow, handicapped in their village through a banking correspondence or post office. Apart from extending monthly assistance of Rs.300 to 500 per month under the National Disability pension scheme.
- Thus special provisions provided in another rural development program.
- Disabled persons paid wages equivalent to other workers.
- The suitable work in spite of given to them so that they can do with ease.
Objectives of National Social Assistance Scheme:
- It also provides different schemes under which financial assistance rendered.
- Provide financial aid to families below the poverty line.
- Hence Finance to old age persons, widows, and disabled persons.
- On 1st April 2000, a new scheme known as Annapurna launched under the National Social Assistance Scheme for providing food security.
- To meet the demands of those senior citizens who, although eligible, have remained uncovered under the scheme.
- And 10kgs of foodgrains such as wheat and rice have given per month per beneficiary for this purpose.
Eligibility of National Social Assistance Scheme:
- The eligible age is 60 years. Pension Rs.200 per month.
- Also, the person to list who is 80 years age above the pension is Rs. 500.
- Also, The eligible age is 40 years 300 per month. After 80years of age, the pension amounts Rs.500.
- Also, Eighteen years and above get pension amount Rs.300 and Above 80 years of age get pension amounts Rs 500 per month.
- Also In the event of the death of a bread-winner in a household, the bereaved family will receive lumpsum assistance of 40,000.
- The bread-winner should have been between 18–64 years of age.
- The assistance would provide in every case of death of the primary breadwinner in a household.
- This scheme aims to provide food security to meet the requirement of those senior citizens.
- So that 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.
Conclusion of National Social Assistance Scheme:
- Under the National Social Assistance Scheme (NSAP), the program provides other welfare measures under also article 41 of the constitution of India.
- It ensures to help the state to provide public financial assistance to its citizens in case of unemployment.