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‘For 2nd installment ex-gratia for NSAP pensioners released’

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Imphal, May 26:

Social Welfare Minister Nemcha Kipgen today announced that funds for 2nd Installment of ex-gratia of Rs. 500 under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) have disbursed today for the beneficiaries of Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS), Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS) and Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS) under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) as an assistance to the underpriviledged in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing nationwide lockdown.
Minister Nemcha informed that a sum of Rs. 309.87 lakhs was received from the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India as 2nd installment of Central share for  ex-gratia payment of Rs. 500/- under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana.  Out of the total amount received, Rs. 277.93 Lakhs are allotted for 55,585 beneficiaries of Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme(IGNOAPS), Rs. 26.90 Lakhs are allotted for 5380 beneficiaries of Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme(IGNWPS) and Rs. 5.04 Lakhs are allotted for 1007 beneficiaries of Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme(IGNDPS), she asserted.
The above amount has been directly transferred to the beneficiaries account through DBT using PFMS to help them fight he battle against Corona virus.  
Social Welfare Minister  Nemcha Kipgen expressed profound gratitude to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi for such initiative for the poor and needy during this pandemic.

Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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