Two years of AP Govt achievements at a glance

Two years of AP Govt achievements at a glance
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The Government of India introduced National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) w.e.f. 15.8.1995

The Government of India introduced National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) w.e.f. 15.8.1995 with a view to support minimum needs of the poor destitutes having little or no regular means of subsistence from their own source of income or through financial support from their family members with National Old Age Pension scheme, later on introduced National Widow pension scheme and National Disabled pensions in 2008.

Government of Andhra Pradesh is sanctioning pensions under various categories like Old Age, Weavers, Widow and Disabled through various Departments. The Government of Andhra Pradesh decided to bring the disbursement of all pensions under one umbrella by transferring the widow pensions from Social Welfare Department and disabled pensions from Women Development, Child Welfare and Disabled Welfare Department to the Rural Development Department w.e.f. 1.4.2006. In addition to above three categories the Governmnet of Andhra Pradesh has introduced pensions to Weavers, Toddy Tappers and Pensions to ART patients. GoI is only providing assistance of Rs 327.48 crores for 11.41 lakh members.

The eligibility criteria as per the GoI and GoAP for sanction of pensions is as follows:

Category of pension

GoI

GoAP

Common to all categories

From BPL category

From BPL category (White Ration Card Holders), Local resident of the District and not covered under any other pension scheme

Old Age

age 60 years and above

65 years and above

SHG members - 60 years and above, active participant in the group, payment of Rs.365/- per annum towards their contribution

Widow

age 40 – 79 years

No age limit (As per the marriage act 18 years and above)

Disabled

severe and multiple disabilities (80% and above degree of disability)

No age limit. Having 40% and above degree of disability.

Weavers

50 years and above

Toddy Tappers

50 years and above. Members of Toddy Co-operative Societies (TCS) or to an individual tapper under the Tree For Tappers (TFT) scheme and who have completed 50 years of age as on 1.2.2009.

ART pensions

No age limit. 6 months continuous treatment on ART (Anti Retroviral Therapy). Even already covered in any category of Social Security Pension scheme.

The live pensioners as on 2nd June 2014 (after bifurcation of state) under various categories are as follows:

SN

District

OAP

Disabled

Widow

Total

1

Srikakulam

165326

32138

87217

284681

2

Vizianagaram

153855

36626

84410

274891

3

Visakhapatnam

163284

37801

114359

315444

4

East Godavari

238644

63037

144140

445821

5

West Godavari

194713

43549

86264

324526

6

Krishna

145623

44838

115686

306147

7

Guntur

192996

41413

107681

342090

8

Prakasam

186736

33171

82610

302517

9

Nellore

135553

30909

90042

256504

10

Chittoor

222810

44993

117695

385498

11

Cuddupah

142223

30781

65699

238703

12

Anantapur

241408

54061

105166

400635

13

Kurnool

171870

38031

113222

323123

AP Total

2355041

531348

1314191

4200580

The AP Government is committed to secure dignified life to all the poor and vulnerable, particularly the old and infirm and to support their minimum needs to bring happiness in their lives. In pursuit of this overarching goal, inspite of the challenging financial conditions, orders were issued vide G.O.Ms.No. 113 Dated: 19.06.2014 enhancing the Social Security Pension amount from Rs.200/- to Rs.1000/- per month to Old Age, Widow, Weavers, Toddy Tappers and AIDS patients and from Rs.500/- to Rs.1000/- per month to People With Disabilities (PWD) having 40% to 79% degree of disability and Rs.1500/- per month for PWDs having 80% and above degree of disability, and that the above enhanced scale of pension will come into effect from September, 2014, to be paid on 2nd October, 2014 and onwards.

After enhancement of pension to Rs 1000 per month , Government have decided to provide pensions to all eligible persons, duly eliminating the ineligible cases, and decided to invoke linkage of 100% Aadhaar authenticated disbursement from 2nd October 2014 and to launch a verification campaign in every Gram Panchayat / Municipal Ward from 19.09.2014 to 21.09.2014 through Gram Panchayat / Municipal /Corporation Committees. Government have also decided to ensure the 100% field level verification of eligibility of existing pensioners, and it is also to receive new applications for sanction of pensions.

16800 tabs along with bio-metric devices have been deployed among the pension disbursement officers enabling them make payment of pension amount to beneficiaries every month. Further IRIS devices have also been deployed from the month of October, 2015 onwards.

Grampanchayat, Municipal Ward & Municipal Corporation Division Pensions Committee (Including (1)BC, (1)SC and (1)ST in each committee, G.O.MS.No135

dt 17.09.2014

Mandal & Municipality Pensions Committee (Including (1)BC, (1)SC and (1) ST in each Committee)

District Pensions Committee:

1. District Minister (s) – Chairperson

2. District Collector – Member

3. Project Director, DRDA – Member Convener.

The Self Help Group Members, and Group Social Activists mentioned in the above Committees will be nominated by the concerned, District Minister (s) and the nomination process shall be completed immediately.

Role of Gram Panchayat / Ward Pension Committee:

This Committee shall collect GP-wise/Ward-wise printed pensioners details from MPDO/Municipal Commissioner and verify the pensioners details thoroughly for their eligibility, write the findings in appropriate box, sign and handover at MPDO’s /Municipal Commissioner’s Office. The verification of the eligibility of existing Pensioners shall be done on 19.09.14 and 20.09.14, and collection of applications for new pensions from the eligible poor people on 21.09.2014.

Role of Mandal / Municipal Pensions Committee:

This Committee shall receive the appeals, if any, from the pensioners identified as ineligible by the Gram Panchayat / Ward Committee and dispose them on merits. The Committee shall also scrutinise the new applications forwarded by the Gram Panchayat / Ward Pensions Committees, and after a thorough verification recommend/reject such applications. The recommended applications shall be uploaded by the MPDO/Municipal Commissioner through their logins.

Eligibility Criteria for determination of BPL households:

The fundamental criterion to get eligibility for pension being the Below Poverty Line (BPL) status, Government have decided to examine the following factors for exclusion and inclusion of pensions for effective implementation of the scheme:

Exclusion factors:

1. State/Central Government and PSU Employees

2. Government employee pensioners (including PSU, Central Govt etc)

3. Income tax payers

4. Land owners having more than 2.5 Acres of wet and 5 Acres Dry or both wet and dry together more than 5 Acres (except ST in scheduled areas in ITDAs)

5. Outsourced Employees

6. Private salaried (monthly salaried)

7. Owner of car

8. Freedom Fighter pension holders

Priority shall be given to:

1. ST households particularly PVTG Households in Agency areas

2. SC households

3. Practicing Artisans (Weavers, Toddy Tappers, Barbers, Washer men,Potters, Blacksmith, Carpenter, Cobbler, Animal herder, Village Artistes etc) and other Back ward Classes

4. Daily labourers (Daily wage labourers, Agricultural Labourers, Migrated labourers)

5. Nomadic Tribes having no permanent residence

6. Households with destitute/orphans

7. Households with Disabled

8. Households of Manual Scavengers

9. Other poor Households

Status of Pensions from October 2014

  • Pensioners referred to GP Pension Committees in

In format I & II on 19.09.2014 : 43,17,384

  • Pensioners verified by GP Committees and

entered in MPDO’s logins (-8884) : 43,08,500

  • Pensioners found eligible by the GP Pension

Committee : 39,51,804

  • Pensioners found ineligible and

recommended for deletion by the GP

Pension Committees : 3,56,696

  • No. of pensioners SRDH Proposed for

re-verification among the 43,08,500 format – III : 3,93,312

  • Pensioners found eligible by GP Pension

Committee in SRDH Re-verification

(G.O.Rt.No.1060, Dt 1.12.2014) : 3,46,577

  • Pensioners found ineligible in SRDH

Proposed Re-verification by GP Pension

Committee : 42,808

  • Net deletions recommended by GP Pension

Committees & SRDH : 3,99,504

  • New Pensions sanctioned

(GO.MS.No. 140 Dt 25.10.2014) : 2,36,391

  • Rollbacks sanctioned from Committee Proposed

Deletion (GO.MS.No.53 Dt 13.05.2015) : 81,721

  • New Pensions Sanctioned

(GO.MS.No.66 Dt 30.06.2015) : 1,50,000

  • New Pensions Sanctioned : 1,75,000
  • Net Pensioners eligible for payment

as on February,16 : 42,89,170

  • Amount to be release for February, 2016 Pensions

Payable in March , 2016 : 462.04 Crs

  • Amount required Upto March 2016 : 462.04 Crs

NTR Bharosa Pensions as on 01.03 2016

District and Category wise Physical & Financial Releases for the month of February, 2016 payable in March, 2016

S.No

District

OAP

Weavers

Disabled >= 80

Disabled <80

Widow

Toddy tappers

ART Pensions

Total

1

Srikakulam

142570

4124

8129

23226

98986

661

2288

279984

2

Vizianagaram

120909

2304

15314

20854

93509

980

2408

256278

3

Visakhapatnam

148799

2319

12298

25558

125250

1063

3622

318909

4

East Godavari

228509

8495

25118

37269

174715

3285

5657

483048

5

West Godavari

186671

3275

25678

19132

105530

1974

3617

345877

6

Krishna

145204

5208

23160

23888

134682

2734

3633

338509

7

Guntur

187103

6461

20052

22839

129154

873

5361

371843

8

Prakasam

156265

6604

13413

19888

97265

164

4049

297648

9

Nellore

117096

4646

9063

21258

95495

978

2674

251210

10

Chittoor

203601

5656

17529

29104

134056

301

2341

392588

11

Kadapa

125307

8795

11095

21023

81229

55

1406

248910

12

Anantapur

203966

11282

17021

38732

117783

199

3184

392167

13

Kurnool

144847

3634

21081

18892

123340

161

244

312199

Grand Total

2110847

72803

218951

321663

1510994

13428

40484

4289170

S.No

Category of Pension

No. of Pensions

Amount (Crs)

1

Old Age Pension

2110847

220.34

2

Widow

1511289

159.52

3

Disabled 40% to 79%

321663

34.38

Disabled 80% and above

218951

34.82

4

Weavers

72803

7.56

5

Toddy Tappers

13428

1.39

6

ART Pensions

40484

4.05

Total

4289170

462.04

NTRB - General Rollback Sanctioned for the month of February, 2016

Sno

District

Oldage

Weavers

Disabled
>80

Disabled
<80

widow

Toddy
toppers

Total

1

Srikakulam

23

0

1

3

20

0

47

2

Vizianagaram

0

0

2

1

1

0

4

3

Visakhapatnam

1

0

0

2

1

0

4

4

East Godavari

10

1

5

2

18

0

36

5

West Godavari

32

1

4

3

20

0

60

6

Krishna

28

0

6

5

25

0

64

7

Guntur

7

0

1

0

5

0

13

8

Prakasam

8

0

1

0

3

0

12

9

Nellore

17

0

2

9

14

1

42

10

Chittoor

21

0

1

2

19

2

43

11

Kadapa

36

4

6

9

25

0

80

12

Anantapur

56

1

8

14

34

0

113

13

Kurnool

39

1

10

8

35

0

93

Total

278

8

47

58

220

3

611

District wise Spouse cases sanctioned for the month of February, 2016

Sno

District

No. of Spouse cases

1

Srikakulam

135

2

Vizianagaram

80

3

Visakhapatnam

49

4

East Godavari

227

5

West Godavari

121

6

Krishna

70

7

Guntur

131

8

Prakasam

116

9

Nellore

120

10

Chittoor

178

11

Kadapa

188

12

Anantapur

234

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