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Government of India
Ministry of Rural Development
27-December-2018 17:11 IST
Revamping of Pension Schemes

Ministry of Rural Development has set up a National Social Advisory Committee to address the policy issues. On directions of the Committee, for taking informed decision for revamping the NSAP scheme by way of changes in admissible rates and the criteria, Ministry of Rural Development has already initiated steps for comprehensive third party evaluation of the schemes.

The objectives of the evaluation study is to cover wide range of issues like assessment of implementation of NSAP to ascertain the progress in terms of targets & achievements, evaluation of the selection processes adopted by various States for identification of beneficiaries, issues related to shifting from below poverty line (BPL) to Socio Economic Census (SECC) 2011 as criteria for identification of beneficiaries, evaluate the disbursement processes, mode of disbursement, periodicity and timely receipts of benefits, assess the progress and effectiveness of the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) processes, evaluate the status of Digitization, Aadhaar enrolment & verification processes, matter relating to Aadhaar, Aadhaar seeding, mapping of records etc.

Further steps for revamping of the scheme is contingent upon considered decision on recommendations in consultation with the respective States.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Rural Development, Shri Ram Kripal Yadav in Lok Sabha today.