10 March, 2021
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National Social Assistance Programme
Objective of NSAP
Components of NSAP
The NSAP at its inception in 1995 had three components namely
On 1st April, 2000 a new Scheme known as Annapurna Scheme was launched. This scheme aimed at providing food security to meet the requirement of those senior citizens who, though eligible, have remained uncovered under the NOAPS.
In February 2009, two new Schemes known as Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS) and Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS) were introduced.
Presently NSAP comprises of five schemes, namely –
Proposal to increase the pensions of NSAP
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