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National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP)

The National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) is a 100% centrally sponsored scheme and was launched in Manipur also from 15th August. The objective of the programme is to provide benefits to poor households in case of old age, death of the breadwinner and maternity and to ensure minimum national standard, in addition to the benefits that provides or might provide in future by State.

The schemes are directly implemented by DRDA through District Social welfare officer. The NSAP will include the three benefits as its components as given below.

  • Components of the scheme (NSAP)
    • National Old Pension Scheme (NOPS)
    • National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS)
    • National Maternity Benefit Scheme (NMBS)

National Old Pension Scheme (NOPS)

Under this Scheme, an amount of Rs.75/- p.m is given to the destitute old age person (male or female) of the age of 65 years or above in the form of old age Pension. The selection of the beneficiaries is done by DCs at the districts. The total number of beneficiaries who are benefited under this scheme is 35,061 in Manipur.

National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS)

The scheme provides assistance of an amount of Rs.10,000/- as family benefits to surviving member of the household when the primary breadwinner (male or female) is dead. Under this scheme 599 families have been benefited during the year 2001-2002.

National Maternity Benefit Scheme (NMBS)

The scheme provides a lump sum cash assistance of an amout Rs.500/- to pregnant women who are below poverty line. This assistance is provided only for the first two live birth and the age of the woman must be 19 years or above. In Manipur 5635 women have been benefited during the year 2001-2002.

The scheme has been transferred to the department of Family Welfare, Govt. of Manipur as per decision taken by the Govt. of Manipur that Family Welfare department is more suitable to implement this scheme rather then by Social Welfare Department.

District wise beneficiaries under NSAP Scheme for the year 2001-2002

Name of District Old Age Pension Family Benefit Maternity Benefit
Imphal East 6,013 90  
Imphal west 7,495 25  
Thoubal 5,593 93  
Bishnupur 3,439 56  
Churachandpur 3,448 16  
Chandel 1,357 6  
Senapati 3,970 18  
Tamenglong 1,644 30  
Ukhrul 2,082 39  
Manipur 35,041 599