Organization : Social Welfare Department
Service Name : Widow Pension Scheme
Applicable State: Mizoram
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Widow Pension Scheme :
Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme :
The scheme is known as ‘Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme’ (IGNWPS). It came into existence from February, 2009.
Related : Mizoram Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme : www.statusin.in/22630.html
2) Eligibility Criteria of Beneficiary :
For purpose of claiming central assistance, the following criteria shall apply :
a) The age of the widow shall be between 40-64 yrs.
b) The applicant must belong to a household below the poverty line according to the criteria prescribed by the Government of India.
3) Amount of pension :
The central assistance under IGNWPS will be provided at the rate of Rs. 200 per month per beneficiary. The State Governments are urged to contribute at least equally towards the pension amount.
4) Specific condition regarding sanction of pension :
Sanction of pension to a beneficiary has to be made only after placing the database of beneficiary in the public domain/website of the Ministry or State.
The Mizoram State Commission for Women was established headed by the Chairperson with five Members and Member-Secretary at Aizawl in 1998 – 99 to protect Women against crimes and to provide gender Social Justice to them in the State.
Main functions of the Commission are:
i) To investigate and examine all matters relating to the safeguards provide for Women under the constitution and other laws and recommend steps to be taken by the State Government for effective implementation of such safeguards.
ii) To take up the cases of violation of the provisions of the constitution and of other laws relating to women with the appropriate authorities, and
iii) To look into complains and take suo moto notice of matters relating to deprive of Women rights.
More information if required can be had from Member-Secretary, Mizoram State Commission for Women who had been declared as Asst. Public Information Officer as per clause (a) of sub section (1) of section 4 of the RTI ACT 2005. Contact No. 2335991(O)
Old Age Pension :
The scheme of Old Age Pension was started during 1974-75 in Mizoram. It was given to 150 Old Age persons @ Rs 30/-p.m. per person who have no supporters or near relatives to support them. Since 2006-2007 the NOAPS was renamed as Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme .
Now beneficiaries who are 80 yearan and above enjoy Rs.500/- per month while 80 years below a beneficiary of Old Age Pension enjoys Rs.200/- monthly. The Government of Mizoram provides Rs.50/- per month per beneficiary for Old Age Pension scheme.
About Us :
Social Welfare was created as a small wing under Education Department during 1973 – 74 with one State Social Welfare Officer, one District Social Welfare Officer and a skeleton supporting staff. During 1974-75, the Social Welfare Wing was strengthened by posting one Programe Officer. This was further strengthened by creating two more posts of District Social Welfare Officers with minimum supporting staff for Lunglei and Chhimtuipui Districts during 1979 – 80.