National Social Assistance Programme
The National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) is a 100% centrally
sponsored scheme and was launched in Manipur also from 15th
August. The objective of the
programme is to provide benefits to poor households in case of old age,
death of the breadwinner and maternity and to ensure minimum national
standard, in addition to the benefits that provides or might provide
in future by State.
The schemes are directly implemented by DRDA
through District Social welfare officer. The NSAP will include the three benefits as its
components as given below.
of the scheme (NSAP)
||National Old Pension Scheme
||National Family Benefit Scheme
||National Maternity Benefit Scheme
National Old Pension Scheme (NSAP)
Under this Scheme, an amount of Rs. 75/- p.m is given to the destitute old
age person ( male or female) of the age of 65 years or above in the form
of old age Pension. The selection of the beneficiaries is done by
DCs at the districts. The total number of beneficiaries who are benefited
under this scheme is 35,061 in Manipur.
National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS)
The scheme provides assistance of an amount of Rs. 10,000/- as
family benefits to surviving member of the household when the primary
breadwinner ( male or female) is dead. Under this scheme 599 families have been
the year 2001-2002.
National Maternity Benefit Scheme (NMBS)
The scheme provides a lump sum cash assistance of an amout Rs. 500/-
to pregnant women who are below poverty line. This assistance is provided
only for the first two live birth and the age of the woman must be 19
years or above. In Manipur 5635 women have been benefited during the year
The scheme has been transferred to the department of Family Welfare,
Govt. of Manipur as per decision taken by the Govt. of Manipur that
Family Welfare department is more suitable to implement this scheme rather
then by Social Welfare Department.
District wise beneficiaries
under NSAP Scheme for the year 2001-2002
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