Disabled Persons Receiving Pension and Ex-Gratia

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The Government had announced Rs 1.70 lakh crore relief package under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) on 26.03.2020 for the poor to help them fight the battle against Corona Virus. One of the components of said package was to provide ex-gratia of Rs.1000 in two installments (Rs.500/- each) to the existing old age, widow and disabled/Divyangjan beneficiaries of the schemes of National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP). A total of Rs.2814.50 crore as ex-gratia was released to States/UTs in two tranches in April, 2020 and May, 2020 under PMGKY for the 282 lakh beneficiaries of NSAP schemes. This included release of Rs.77.34 crore to 7.73 lakh disabled beneficiaries of Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS).

State/UT-wise details of beneficiaries currently covered under the Indira Gandhi National   Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS) are at Annexure.

As per the NSAP guidelines, persons aged between 18-79 years with severe and multiple disabilities and belonging to families living below poverty line are covered under IGNDPS.

 

Details of IGNDPS beneficiaries F.Y. 2021-2022
Sl. No. States/UTs Beneficiaries
1 Andhra Pradesh 24413
2 Bihar 126156
3 Chhattisgarh 31953
4 Goa 466
5 Gujarat 20557
6 Haryana 11537
7 Himachal Pradesh 853
8 Jharkhand 26496
9 Karnataka 43639
10 Kerala 29935
11 Madhya Pradesh 99924
12 Maharashtra 8870
13 Odisha 85805
14 Punjab 5656
15 Rajasthan 30502
16 Tamil Nadu 63261
17 Telangana 17448
18 Uttar Pradesh 75280
19 Uttarakhand 2880
20 West Bengal 62049
  Sub Total 767680
NE States    
21 Arunachal Pradesh 112
22 Assam 18916
23 Manipur 1007
24 Meghalaya 969
25 Mizoram 400
26 Nagaland 960
27 Sikkim 457
28 Tripura 1769
   Sub Total 24590
Union Territories    
29 Andaman &Nicobar Islands 2
30 Chandigarh 100
31 Dadra &Nagar Haveli and Daman &Diu 254
32 National Capital Territory Delhi 6321
33 Jammu and Kashmir 2426
34 Ladakh 150
35 Lakshadweep 51
36 Puducherry 1259
  Sub Total 10563
  GRAND TOTAL 802833

 

This information was given by Union Minister of State for Rural Development Ms Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply in Lok Sabha yesterday.

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