Benefits through Old Age Pension Scheme

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This scheme was first started in the State of Punjab in the year 1964. The purpose of this scheme is to provide Social Security in the shape of financial assistance to Old and Infirm persons.

ELIGIBILITY
1. Women who are 60 years old or above and 65 years or above in the case of men.
2. *The monthly income of the applicant should not be more than Rs. 1000/- in case of individual and Rs. 1500/- if husband wife both are alive.
RATE OF PENSION
**     Rs. 250/- per month.

In rural areas the aApplicant will submit application duly attested and recommended by Sarpanch/MLA to the Gram Sabha. Gram Sabha will identify the eligibility of the beneficiaries under the Scheme in general Ijlas and send the list along with application form to Gram Panchayat for onward transmission to Child Development Project Officer. Child Development Project Officer after the approval of Panchayat Samiti will issue the sanction and will send the list of beneficiaries to the District Social Security Officer for updating the record and issue of fund accordingly. Power of sanction

The applicant will need to submit application in prescribed Performa duly attested and recommended by the Councillor/MLA to the Executive Officer of the Municipalities and Secretary of the Municipal Corporation. After processing the applications, the Executive Officer and Secretary Corporation will submit the application to the Sub-Divisional Magistrate for sanction/rejection.

Ineligible persons 

i) If applicant or his/her children are sale tax assesses.
ii) A class I or class II officer or having equivalent status or having private job as class II official or getting salary of Rs.4000/- per month.
iii) If children of the applicant are doctor, advocate, charted accountant, Income Tax consultant Financial or Administration Advisor, Engineers, Agriculture, Contractor or doing any other business/profession of any nature.
iv) If applicant’s children are Income Tax Assesses.

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