The State Cabinet decided to streamline the payment of old-age pension and funds shall be released to 13 lakh beneficiaries of Kushal Konwar Briddha Pension Scheme. Former Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched the Swahid Kushal Konwar Sarbajanin Briddha Pension Achoni, 2nd of October, 2018 coinciding with the 149th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Eligibility for the scheme
The scheme is meant for the residents of the State of Assam, who are aged above 60. The list of omissions includes:
How to apply
The scheme can be applied through online or offline means by availing the assistance of the Gaon Panchayat/Development Block/ Municipal Corporation/Municipal Board/Town Committee of the respective jurisdiction. Apart from the specification of basic details, the application form prompts for information pertaining to the applicant’s bank account and proof of identity. Upon submission of the application, the beneficiary will start receiving the pension amounts if the particulars mentioned in the form are accurate and applies to the context.
To provide more clarity, particulars related to the following must be specified in the application form:
Name of the applicant.
Name of the applicant’s Father/Mother/Husband/Wife.
Gender of the applicant.
Date of Birth of the applicant
Category of Caste (ST/SC/OBC/Others).
Details of address, which includes the district; block; panchayat; village; ward number; and landmark of the applicant.
Details of the bank account, which includes the name of the bank; the name of the branch; IFSC Code; and Account Number.
Mobile number of the applicant.
The application must be supported with the signature or thumb impression of the concerned applicant.
Whom to Contact
Gram Panchayat/ Online mode as well