Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme – Sikkim

Details

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The scheme “Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS)” was started by the Department of Women & Child Welfare, Govt. of Sikkim in 2014. Under this scheme, a pension is provided to elderly citizens above the age of 60 years belonging to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category and the beneficiary will receive a monthly pension of ₹ 1500/-, ₹ 2000/- & ₹ 2500/- as per eligibility criteria.

Benefits

  1. A monthly pension of ₹ 1500/- to the old aged person between the age group of 60 years – 69 years.
  2. A monthly pension of ₹ 2000/- to the old aged person between the age group of 70 years + and above.
  3. A monthly pension of ₹ 2500/- to the old aged persons having attained the age of 80 years and above.
  4. The beneficiary will get a pension as long as he/she is alive.

Eligibility

  1. The applicant should be a resident of the state of Sikkim.
  2. The applicant should be from Below Poverty Line (BPL) family.
  3. The applicant should have attained the age of 60 years and above.
  4. The applicant should not have any source of income.
  5. The applicant should not be a recipient of salary/pension/family pension from Central Government / other State Governments.
  6. The applicant should have opened the Bank Account under “Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana”.

Exclusions

Any person receiving a pension from the Central/State Government or Local/ Statutory Body or from any organization substantially financed by the Central/State Government or Local/ Statutory Body will not be eligible to apply for this scheme.