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Social Assistance Schemes

A scheme of social assistance is being carried out by the NDMC under the Social Welfare scheme for assisting financially such needy people who have been residing under the jurisdiction of NDMC for not less than 5 years prior to the date of application and a covered by the rules as specified under this scheme. The scheme provides for :-


Grant of Rs. 1000/- p.m. to such persons who have attained the age of 60 years and do not have any support or source of income.


Cash assistance to such old persons who have attained the age of 60 years and have earning children whose income does not exceed Rs. 200/- individually and each has his own family to support.


Grant to such handicapped and disabled persons who do not have any support and means of income and are totally blind or permanently incapacitated for work due to accident, illness or congenital defect and are not qualified to receive grant as old person.


The grant is payable to such widows/deserted wives who do not have any support or means of income.


Assistance in kind to deserving persons e.g. in terms of provision of sewing machine, razai, swatters, blankets etc. as the case may be provided no monthly or any other grant is given to them.


An adhoc grant in cash to deserving persons provided no monthly or any other grant is given.


Besides cash assistance, special appliances such as artificial limbs, pair of crutches, surgical boots, wheel chairs, splints, spiral brace, hearing apparatus, spectacles etc may be supplied to the deserving persons.


Destitute children or such children whose parents have died and who have not attained the age of 15 years are also eligible for payment of grant on grounds of hardship.

Note: Application for the grant has to be made in the prescribed form available from the Welfare Department of NDMC.