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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.

Widow women aged 40 years or more of BPL family will be covered under Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme.

Under this scheme widows belonging to BPL family , of age group 40-79 years will eligible to get widow 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. Death Certificate of husband.
2. Income Certificate.
3. Age Proof.

To get the benefit of Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme , 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, the Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme is approved by the Sub-Divisional Officer on the recommendation of the Block Development Officer on SSPMIS electronically. After approval online, the acceptance 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.

Under the Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension, the amount is paid to the beneficiaries 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 will be available under this scheme. In the Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme, the Block Development Officer at the block level is authorized for necessary monitoring and evaluation. This program is also reviewed at the 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