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Government is providing a helping hand to those who need it under various Social Welfare schemes.

The government is providing scholarships, marriage assistance and other such help to all those who need such help from the government.

Recently Deputy Commissioner Srinagar reviewed the implementation of these schemes on the ground.

He was apprised that the amount to the tune of over Rs 70 crore disbursed among 61300 beneficiaries (pension cases) in Srinagar District under Integrated Social Assistance Scheme(ISSS) and National Social Assistance Programme(NASP).

He was informed that under Integrated Social Security Scheme(ISSS), a total of 55296 beneficiaries are covered in the District and monthly pension of Rs 1000 is given to beneficiaries of three categories viz OAP for old age BPL persons, having age of 60 years for men and 55 years for women, PCP for disabled persons having disability 40% or more, WID for widows, divorcees and destitute having meagre source of income.it was given out that payments have been made up to December 2022 and case pendency is Nil and all new beneficiaries can apply online on “Jansugam Portal” with no waiting period.

Similarly, as many as 6091 beneficiaries are registered under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) who are given monthly pension of Rs 1000 under three Components viz, IGNOAPS for old age BPL Persons for 60 years or more age, IGNDPS for disabled persons having 80% or more disability and IGNWPS for poor widows having age 40 years or more.

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