SOCIAL SECURITY SCHEMES
This scheme was started in the year 1968. The purpose of this scheme is to provide Financial Assistance to the Widows and Destitute Women.
1. ELIGIBILITY
i) Women below the age of 60 years who have no means of subsistence or have been deprived of her husband's support due to continued absence from home or chronic disease or any other reason or the unmarried women above the age of 30 years living the life of destitution is eligible to get the benefit of this scheme.
ii) The monthly income of the applicant from all sources is less than Rs. 1000/-.
* Before 15.7.97 the limit of monthly income was Rs. 500/-.
2. RATE OF PENSION
i) Rs. 250/- per month.
The rate of pension was Rs. 150/- per month before April, 1995.
** The rate of pension was Rs. 200/- per month before April, 2006
3) Power to Sanction: (In Rural Areas)
  As per Old Age Pension cases.
  Procedure of sanction (in Urban Areas)
  As per Old Age Pension cases.
4) Procedure of disbursement (In Rural Areas)
  As per Old Age Pension cases.
  Procedure of disbursement (In Urban Areas)
  As per Old Age Pension cases.
5) BENEFICIARIES AND EXPENDITURE UNDER FAWD SCHEME
Year Sanctioned case Beneficiaries (at the end of the year) Expenditure (Rs. in lac)
2001^2002 29079 111479 2358.66
2002^2003 4124 115603 1658.97
2003^2004 5171 120774 1693.21
2004^2005 7141 127915 475.13
2005^2006 22627 150542 5885.87