NATIONAL SOCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME
The provision of mobile number has been made in the application form for SMS integration.
The mobile number may be entered so that the beneficiary can get an SMS when he / she are sanctioned as
pensioner and his / her pension is
deposited in the bank / post office.
The National Social Assistance Programme(NSAP) which came into effect from 15th August,1995
represents a significant step towards the fulfillment of the Directive Principles in Article 41 of the Constitution.
The programme introduced a National Policy for Social Assistance for the poor and aims at ensuring minimum national
standard for social assistance in addition to the benefits that states are currently providing or might provide in future.
NSAP at present, comprises of Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS),
Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS),
Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS),
National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS) and Annapurna.
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