National Social Assistance Program

State Urban Development Agency (SUDA) under Municipal Affairs Department has been acting as “State Level Nodal Agency” for implementation of National Social Assistance Programme in terms of G.O. No. 4799-PN/P/II/3F-9/2006 dated 28th November,2008 issued by Panchayat & Rural Development Department, Govt. of West Bengal.
Sl. No Scheme Eligibility criteria
1 Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS) BPL widows in the age group of 40-79 Years ;Rate of assistance : Rs. 600/- per month
2 Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS) BPL persons with severe or multiple disabilities in the age group of 18-79 Years Rate of assistance : Rs. 600/- per month
3 Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS) (i) BPL persons of age 60-79 years (excluding BPL widows and BPL disabled persons) Rate of assistance : Rs. 400/- per month
(ii) BPL persons of 80 years and above;Rate of assistance : Rs. 1000/- per month
4 National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS) The death of “primary bread winner” (male or female) of a BPL household should have occurred while he or she is in the age group of 18-59 years Rate of assistance : Rs. 40000/- lumpsum
STATUS OF NSAP : AT A GLANCE As on 18.12.2018
1. Total No. of Beneficiaries as on 1.1.2018 294421 239321 17145 2987(46308 since inception)
  TOTAL : 550887 All through Bank Account
2 a Bank 505604 [91.78%]
b Post Office Account 42363 [7.69%]
c Money Order 2920 [0.53%]