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This scheme aims to provide social security to widows of poor family of the society by providing financial assistance to them. By limiting the age limit just to 18 years, this scheme covers all those widows , who are not eligible for Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme.

Widow belonging to BPL family whose annual income is less than 60000 / - and whose age is more than 18 years will be covered under this scheme.

Under this scheme Widow belong to BPL family of age group 18 years or above is given a pension of Rs. 400 / - per month. As the beneficiary reaches 80 years of age, Rs 500/- per month is given under Indra Gandhi National Pension Scheme.

1. Belongs to BPL Family.
2. Death Certificate of Husband.
2. Income Certificate:- Income should be less than Rs 60000.
3. Age Proof.

To get the benefit of Lakshmibai Social Security Pension, the person who fulfills the eligibility has to submit his application in the prescribed form at the RTPS counter located at the block office level. In the light of the recommendation received from the Panchayat Secretary and the documents maintained, Lakshmibai Social Security Pension Scheme is approved by the Sub-Divisional Officer on the recommendation of the Block Development Officer on SSPMIS electronically. After accepting online, the approval order is issued automatically with the number and date, as well as if the mobile number of the beneficiary is maintained then it is also given on his mobile.

The amount is paid to the beneficiaries under the Lakshmibai Social Security Pension through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) process. In this process, on the basis of the account number provided by the beneficiary, the amount of pension is paid directly to the beneficiary s account from the state level through PFMS. Pension payments are made quarterly/monthly as far as possible. After the verification of the payment file from PFMS, it is prepared as soon as possible by the authorized officials from the Directorate level, after approving it on PFMS, Ready for Payment i.e. for payment. In the light of the availability of the amount, the payment will be allowed by the director on the Ready for Payment file, after which the process of pension payment is done by the authorized officials by editing the process of digital signature and direct payment (DBT) is done in the account of the beneficiaries.

Under this scheme complain can be lodged at the office of the Public Grievance Redressal Officer at the subdivision level and the District Public Grievance Redressal Officer at the district level. In addition, complaints related to this scheme can be lodged at the district office andAdditional Chief Secretary / Principal Secretary / Secretary, Social Welfare Department at the state level.
MIS system will be available under Laxmibai Social Security Pension Scheme. At the block level, the Block Development Officer is authorized for necessary monitoring and evaluation. Program is also reviewed at state level on monthly basis.


Women Development Corporation, Second Floor, Indira Bhawan, R.C.Singh Path,Bailey Road, Patna, Bihar 800001.

Contact No.

Contact :0612-2547843/2547967/2547968/2547969


Fax :0612-2547963


Mail : support.wdc@bihar.gov.in