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Department of Social Welfare, Government of Bihar with support from World Bank is implementing the Bihar Integrated Social Protection Strengthening (BISPS) Project to strengthen the institutional capacity of the state to deliver selected social protection (SP) programs and services and to expand the social care services for persons with disabilities, old age and widows (focusing vulnerable among them i.e. SCs including Mahadalits, STs and disabled/old women) in Bihar.

The two main components of the project are:
(i) To strengthen the social protection systems and institutional capacity of the Department of Social Welfare and the Rural Development Department to deliver social protection programs and services.
(ii) To strengthen the outreach and delivery of social care services for poor and vulnerable households, persons with disabilities and widows in the state of Bihar.

The eligibility criteria for the beneficiaries to avail the desired services are given below:
(i) For Old age person: Any person, who is citizen of India and has attained the age of 60 years or above.
(ii) Persons with Disabilities: Any person with long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairment who interaction with anyone, ensures his full and effective participation in society equally with others.
(iii) Widows:Any women, with age not less than 18 years, whose husband is not alive.

Under this scheme, physical and mental health check-ups and proper treatment with eye and hearing, counseling and proper treatment, counseling facilities, referral services, necessary legal and emotional, physical and mental health screening and modern equipment to the disabled, elderly and widows of the state through the foundation center. Guidance is to be provided to the community level from mobile therapy vans to get benefits of schemes related to counseling, social security pension and other programs of social security.

Through this scheme beneficiary can apply through self / referral through Buniyad kendra .

GR System in order to manage and resolve any project related grievance/complaint like abuse, exploitation, pending issues, non-inclusion of name in eligible pensioners list, behavioral issues etc. It is a centralized system to help anyone register grievance/s related with the project interventions/ staff etc., seek related information on social security schemes/ projects and provide feedback/ suggestions for the betterment of Buniyad Centre’s services.


Directorate of Social Security

32/84, Officers Flat,New Punaichak, Bailey Road Patna, Bihar 800023.

Contact No.

Contact : 0612-2280373


Fax : 06122280372


Mail : dirssdd-bih@nic.in