IGNDPS-Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme

Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS) and Surdas Scheme for financial assistance to severely disabled and handicapped persons dated 22-11-2000.

Disability Pension Scheme:

  • Department Name: Department of Rural Development
  • Scheme: Schemes for Physically Handicapped Persons or Physically Challenged People
  • Website: https://sje.gujarat.gov.in

Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme

Eligibility for Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme:

  • The disabled person’s age should be below 64 years.
  • Must have 80% or above disability.
  • The income of the disabled persons’ family should be up to the score of 16 (Sixteen) in the BPL (Below Poverty List) list for rural and urban areas and who possesses the BPL (Below Poverty List) beneficiary mark as per the Urban Development guidelines.
  • Must have a permanent resident of Gujarat State minimum of 10 years.
  • Must have a disabled Identity Card issued by the State Govt.

Benefits of IGNDPS:

Amount Category
1.       Rs. 400/- (Four Hundred) Per Month Persons below 17 (Seventeen) years of age
2.       Rs. 600/- (Six Hundred) Per Month Persons of 18 to 79 years age group
3.       Rs. 400/- (Four Hundred) Per Month Persons of 18 to 64 years age group (State government beneficiaries)
  • The financial assistance is paid to the disabled persons at his home via Money order or through a bank account or post office account.

Required Documents for Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme:

  • Application forms are available free from the District Social Defence Department.
  • Disability Certificate from Civil Surgeon.
  • Copy Disabled Identity Card.
  • BPL (Below Poverty Line) Score Certificate issued by the competent authority.
  • Age Proof Certificate (Date of Birth Certificate).
  • Applicants must submit their filled application forms to the Office of the District Social Defence Department.
  • Once they verified all the documents if the person is eligible for this IGNDPS Scheme then the sanction orders will be issued to applicants.

When the Financial Assistance will be Ceased:

When the person completes 79 (Seventy Nine) years of age. The disabled persons are entitled to assistance from the month when the application is sanctioned.


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