National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP)

An online application for National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) is being developed by NIC/NICSI. The SRS was prepared first on the basis of regional review meetings held in Hyderabad, Kolkata and Delhi, where all the States participated and informed the development team the procedures followed in their States. After approval from Ministry of Rural Development, the development of the application was taken up. At inception, the application was developed to cater to identification of a beneficiary, sanctioning, allocation and disbursement of pension to the Old Aged beneficiary under Indiara Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS). In the National Workshop held in February 2009, two new pension schemes, namely Widow Pension (IGNWPS) and Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS) were announced. The application is now being enhanced to cater to beneficiaries of the three schemes. The site is under finalization and presently hosted on a staging server.