Sikkim

Eligibility

 Type Criteria
 Old Age 65 years or above 
Below Poverty Line (BPL)
Destitute 
 WidowsWidows between 40-64 years 
Below Poverty line (BPL)
 Unmarried Women45-59 years 
Below Poverty Line (BPL)
Resident of the state

 Family Benefit18-64 years of age of the deceased
Death of the 'primary bread winner'
Below Poverty Line (BPL)
 Disability Differently abled persons betwen 18-64 years 
Below Poverty Line (BPL)
Severe or multiple disability as mentioned in the 
Persons with Disabilities Act 1995 (PWD Act 1995) and The National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999 (National Trust Act 1999) 
 Subsistence Allowance Physically challenged person with degree of disability 40% and above 
Resident of the state


Entitlement

 Type Pension
Old Age ₹600 per month
Widows₹500 per month
Unmarried WomenTo be notified by the government from time to time
Family BenefitOne time grant of ₹ 10,000
Disability₹ 600 per month
Subsistence Allowance₹ 600 per month


Apply

 Type Application Form Supplementary Documents
 Old Age  Application form

 
 
3 recent passport size photographs
Attested Photocopy of Sikkim Subject Certificate or Certificate of Identification
Attested copy of BPL certificate

 Widow  Application form


3 recent passport size photographs
Attested Photocopy of Sikkim Subject Certificate or Certificate of Identification
Attested copy of BPL ration card
Attested copy of electoral Identity Card
Proof of Occupation of the deceased/age

 Unmarried Women Application form


3 recent passport size photographs
Attested Photocopy of Sikkim Subject certificate or Certificate of Identification
Birth Certificate or EPIC
Unmarried Certificate issued by competent authority


 Family Benefit Application form


2 passport size photographs
Attested Photocopy of Sikkim Subject Certificate or Certificate of Identification
Attested copy of Electoral Identity Card/Birth certificate
Proof of occupation of deceased/Age
Death Certificate issued by competent authority
 Disability Application form
3 passport size photographs
Attested Photocopy of Sikkim Subject Certificate or Certificate of Identification
Attested copy of BPL ration card
Attested photocopy of Electoral Identity card
Attested copy of disability card

 Subsistence  
 Allowance 
 Application form


3 recent passport size photographs
Copy of Sikkim Subject Certificate or Certificate of Identification
Photocopy of Income Certificate/BPL ration card
Xerox copy of disability identity card
UID/AADHAR card
Attested copy of electoral photo identity card/Birth proof


Submit
 
All the paper applications have to be submitted in person at the local block office or at the headquarters (at Gangtok) 


Process

On the receipt of any application the prescribed committee will scrutinize and verify all the documents, then send the copy of order and grant of pension to the district collector, sub-division magistrate, revenue officer and panchayat. The payment of the pension amount is made by the Secretary and the disbursement of pension takes place at the office of block development officer. 


Receive
 
The amount of pension can be received from the post office savings account


Contact

Principal Secretary (Department of Social Justice and Empowerment)
Commissioner (Department of Social Justice and Empowerment)
 

Website


Enquire



Monitor


Complain


Penalty

The authority which grants the pension also has the right to recover payments made on the basis of false or misrepresented information on eligibility


News

Pensions for Unmarried Women (Voice of Sikkim, 6 April, 2013)