Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme

Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme

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Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme

Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS) was launched by the Central Government in 1995 as a part of the National Social Assistance programme. This scheme is implemented in Madhya Pradesh for the welfare of the widows of the state. The scheme provides widows living below the poverty linea pension of Rs. 300 every month until their death. The contribution to this scheme is made by the Central Government, in association with the State Government.


  • To improve the livelihood of the widows residing in rural areas.
  • To ensure the widows living below the poverty line gets financial allowances and benefits from the government.

Benefits of the Scheme

The widows could avail the following benefits from this scheme.

  • They will be provided financial assistance by the Government of India.
  • The pension will be directly transferred to the recipients’ account.
  • The recipient will be funded with Rs. 300 every month from the date of her husband’s death.
  • Recipients whose age is above 80 years would receive a pension of Rs. 500 every month.

Eligibility of the Scheme

Only widows who meet the following eligibility criteria are applicable for the benefits of the scheme.

  • The recipient should be a resident of Madhya Pradesh.
  • The recipient should belong to the below poverty line of the community.
  • The age of the recipient should range between 40-79 years.

Documents Required

The documents that are required to apply for this scheme are as follows.

  • Age proof.
  • Aadhar card.
  • Below Poverty Line ration card.
  • Husband’s Death Certificate.
  • 3 Passport size photographs of the applicant.
  • Residence proof.
  • Account details of the applicant.

How to Apply

The applicant can either apply online or visit the Corporation office.

To apply online

Step 1: Log on to the website

The applicant has to log on to the official website

Step 2: Click on ‘Click to Download Form’

After logging on the website, the applicant has to click on ‘Click on Download Form’.

Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme Application

Step 3: Enter the details

The applicant has to enter the details in the respective areas.

Step 4: Submit the form

Once all the details are entered, the applicant has to submit the form to the Commissioner Municipal Corporation or Janpad Panchayat Officer.

To apply offline

To apply offline, the applicant has to visit the Commissioner Municipal Corporation or Janpad Panchayat Officer. The application forms can be obtained without any cost.

Contact Details

For additional information and further assistance, the applicant can approach

  • Commissioner Municipal Corporation or Chief Municipal Officer Nagarpalika or Nagar Panchayat, if the applicant is from an urban area.
  • Chief Executive Officer from Janapad Panchayat Officer, if the applicant is from a rural area.

The Central Government, in collaboration with the State Government, grants allowances for the prosperity of the dowagers in the community.

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