Bhubaneswar, Sep 22: Social Security Programmes provide assistance to poor old persons, widows, leprosy patients, persons with disability and AIDs patients for provision of basic needs. The Madhu Babu Pension Yojana (MBPY) has been introduced in the State of Odisha from 1st January 2008 by merging two pension schemes i.e Old Age Pension and Odisha Disability Pension schemes.
The amount of pension payable to each pensioners under the scheme shall be of such amount as may be decided by government from time to time. The rate of pension at present is Rs.300/- per month per beneficiary up to the age of 79 years & Rs.500/- for 80 years and above.
The present coverage under the scheme is 10,76,624 under State Plan & 9,08,400 under Non-Plan aggregating to 19,85,024 beneficiaries. During the year 2015-16 Rs.39000.00 lakh have been provided under State Plan & Rs.33518.40 lakh under Non-Plan.
The Beneficiaries under MBPY in Angul 53766, Baleswar 87599, Bargarh 68444, Bhadrak 66879, Bolangir 74142, Boudh 21377, Cuttack 114485, Deogarh 16150, Dhenkanal 60435, Gajapati 36564, Ganjam 165590, Jagatsinghpur 52460, Jajpur 89820, Jharsuguda 25145, Kalahandi 86451, Kandhamal 67787, Kendrapara 74609, Kendujhar 79274, Khordha 90168, Koraput 70507, Malkangiri 33030, Mayurbhanj 118256, Nabarangapur 56219, Nayagarh 47567, Nuapada 37209, Puri 71331, Rayagada 49274, Sambalpur 53927, Sonepur 30112, Sundargarh 86447, total 19,85,024 district wise.
State government provides incentive for blanket and umbrella Rs.200 and Rs.100 respectively in every two years to the beneficiaries of Madhubabu Pension Yojana. Odisha government provides incentive for blanket & umbrella Rs.200 & Rs.100 respectively in every two years to the beneficiaries of Madhubabu Pension Yojana.