National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) [Central Scheme]
This is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme and 100% funded by the Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India. This is a transferred scheme. It has three components namely ; (i). Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS), (ii) National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS) and (iii) National Maternity Benefit Scheme (NMBS). The National Maternity Benefit Scheme has been transferred to Health and Family Welfare Department and other two are implemented by this Department. Each component aims at to provide benefit to the persons living below the poverty line.
The component wise details are as under : Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension ( IGNOAP ):- Under this Scheme, an Arunachalee old and infirm person above 65 years of age and living below the poverty line is eligible for monthly pension of Rs.200/- per month for his / her economic rehabilitation in the society. National family benifit scheme (NFBS) :- Under this Scheme, one time grant of Rs.10,000/- is provided to the next of kin of the bereaved family in case of death of the primary bread winner of the family for economic rehabilitation of the family in the society.The Deputy Director (ICDS)/ Child Development Project Officer at the District Head Quarters are the Nodal Officer for implementation of the Scheme.