Increase in Pension Amount to the old age, disabled and window

Increase in Pension Amount to the old age, disabled and window

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT

LOK SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2724
ANSWERED ON 02/08/2022

INCREASE IN PENSION AMOUNT

2724.  SHRI DHARMENDRA KASHYAP

Will the Minister of RURAL DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government proposes to make any increase in the amount being disbursed to the beneficiaries of old age pension, disabilities pension and destitute women pension;

Increase in Pension Amount to the old age

(b) the details of registered pensioners, State-wise including State of Uttar Pradesh; and

(c) whether the amount of pension is uniform in all the States?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT 

(SADHVI NIRANJAN JYOTI)

(a) There is no proposal to increase the pension amount being disbursed to the old age, disabled and widow beneficiaries under pension schemes of National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP). The States/UTs are, however, encouraged to provide top-ups over and above the central assistance under the NSAP. Presently, these amounts range from Rs.50 to Rs. 3300 per month per beneficiary.

(b) State/UT-wise number of beneficiaries under pension schemes of NSAP, including that of Uttar Pradesh for the current year is given at Annexure.

(c) The amount of central assistance under the pension schemes of NSAP is uniform in all States/UTs. However, States/UTs provide different top-ups over and above the central assistance ranging from Rs.50 to Rs. 3300 per month under the NSAP.

Annexure referred in the reply of Lok Sabha Unstarred Question no. 2724 due for answer on 02.08.2022

State/UT-wise number of beneficiaries under pension schemes of NSAP for the current year

Sl

States/UTs

Total No. of Pension beneficiaries

1

Andhra Pradesh

932661

2

Bihar

3757323

3

Chhattisgarh

874907

4

Goa

13597

5

Gujarat

832638

6

Haryana

327269

7

Himachal Pradesh

116005

8

Jharkhand

1286845

9

Karnataka

1396274

10

Kerala

688329

11

Madhya Pradesh

2205963

12

Maharashtra

1208399

13

Odisha

2037955

14

Punjab

138231

15

Rajasthan

1135202

16

Tamilnadu

1866209

17

Telangana

666553

18

Uttar Pradesh

5519621

19

Uttarakhand

231335

20

West Bengal

2121203

NE States

21

Arunachal Pradesh

6294

22

Assam

843932

23

Manipur

62974

24

Meghalaya

65654

25

Mizoram

27407

26

Nagaland

49210

27

Sikkim

18849

28

Tripura

143149

Union Territories

29

A&N Islands

592

30

Chandigarh

4964

31

D&N Haveli and D&D

11076

32

NCT Delhi

152271

33

J&K

139859

34

Ladakh

7148

35

Lakshadweep

297

36

Puducherry

28757

Total

2,89,18,952



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