Manabik Pension Scheme
Manabik Pension Scheme
Manabik Pension Scheme is a scheme implemented by West Bengal, to aid the physically challenged financially. West Bengal has made into effect numerous projects to make the life of poor and the destitute better. Among those, Manabik pension scheme for the disabled was a recent add-on to the existing Disability Pension Scheme, 2010 of the state. It was announced in the 2018-19 State budgets and came into effect on April 1, 2018. The monthly pension provided under the Manabik Pension Scheme is Rs.1000 for the eligible applicant.
Eligibility Criteria for ‘Manabik’
The person with the following criteria is eligible to benefit from this scheme.
- The beneficiary should be an Indian citizen and the resident of West Bengal for a minimum of 10 years.
- The person is eligible if the disability percentage is 50% or more.
- The income ceiling of the family should be one Lakh per annum.
- Disabled person who is a recipient of any financial assistance under the State/Central Government schemes is not eligible.
Note: The person included in the existing Disability Pension Scheme, 2010 will be terminated and will be brought under the ‘Manabik’ scheme.
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The following documents are required to be furnished on application.
- Address proof
- Disability certificate
- Income proof/certificate from Gram Panchayat
- Medical officer deceleration stating that person to be unfit for any physical work
How to apply for Manabik Scheme?
Step 1: The application form can be acquired either directly from Office of the Block Development Officer or the Executive Officer (if the applicant resides in a rural area) of the concerned Panchayat Samity or from the office of the Sub-Divisional Officer (if the applicant resides in a Municipal corporation). Alternatively, the application form can also be obtained by downloading the copy provided below.Manabik Application Form
Step 2: The filled application must be addressed to the District Magistrate of the concerned District enclosed with the prescribed documents.
Step 3: The Block Development Officer or the Sub-Divisional Officer verify all the applications based on the serial number and will cause an enquiry through an authorized officer relevant.
Note: Priority in enquiry and sanction will be given for the applicants who suffer from any terminal disease.
Step 4: The Manabik pension will be sanctioned by the District Magistrate of the concerning district who is the sanctioning authority.
Step 5: The sanctioned payment will be transferred to the beneficiary’s bank account.
In case of change of address, information pertaining to it should be intimated to the District Magistrate within a month.
On the occurrence of the death of the recipient, the amount due until the date of death will be handed over to the heir of the deceased recipient after verification. The fund provided will be withheld thereafter.
For an uninterrupted financial assistance, the recipient should submit a life certificate to the sanctioning authority once a year by the first week of November. The copy of the Life Certificate is attached below.
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