Backward Classes Welfare Department, Purulia

 

Old Age Pension Scheme

 

A scheme for payment of pension to old tribal persons aged over 60 years from BPL families have been started by this Government since November, 2004. Under the scheme Rs. 750/- p.m. are provided to such tribal persons w.e.f. 1st April, 2009.

 


Year

Eligibility Criteria

Rate of pension per month

Total no. of pensioners

Total fund disbursed including M.O. commission

2005-06

Anyone member of BPL ST family.
Age- 60 and above.

500/-

10220
as on March’06

7,31,58,921/-

2006-07

-Do-

500/-

15963
as on March’07

8,00,57,555/-

2007-08

-Do-

500/-

16231
as on March’08

9,73,47,119/-

2008-09

-Do-

500/-

16636
as on March’08

10,31,50,820/-

2009-10

-Do-

750/-

16716
Upto July’09

5,16,50,256/-

 

The pension Scheme has now been extended to non-ITDP areas in addition to ITDP areas.

 

(Source: PO cum DWO, BCW, Purulia)