Telangana Assara Pension Scheme Full Details in Telangana State

Telangana Assara Pension Scheme Full Details in Telangana State: The Telangana government has introduced "Aasara" pensions to provide a dignified and secure existence for the impoverished.

The 'Aasara' pension scheme is intended to protect the most vulnerable members of society, including the elderly and infirm, those with HIV/AIDS, widows, disabled weavers, and toddy tappers who have lost their means of subsistence with advancing age, to support their minimum day-to-day needs required to live with dignity and social security.

The Telangana government introduced "Aasara ", a new pension plan, which increased the monthly pension for the elderly, widows, weavers, toddy tappers, and AIDS patients from Rs. 200 to Rs.

The government has spent Rs 4,700 crore on pensions for 37,65,304 individuals, including senior citizens, widows, the physically disabled, the impoverished and elderly artists, and beedi employees. A 478 per cent increase over previous schemes.

Telangana Assara Pensions Scheme Details

Telangana Assara Pension Scheme 

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The pension amount per month for the following categories of pensioners as detailed below::

SNCategory(Vargam)Monthly Pension Amount (Rs.)
1Old age(Vruddhulu)2,016
4Weavers(Cheneta Karmikulu)2,016
5Toddy Tappers(Kallu Geeta Karmikulu)2,016
6Persons with HIV-AIDS2,016

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1Old AgeAge 65 years and above.
  • Age should be as per the age criteria given above
  • It should be established clearly by documentary evidence such as a birth certificate, electoral roll, Aadhaar card or any document which shows proof of age.
  • Suppose no document is available for the proof of age. In that case, the verification officer must be able to arrive at a rational assessment of the age by corroborating with other factors such as the age of children, grandchildren's marriage etc.
  • In the case of indeterminate persons, they shall be referred to Medical Board for assessment of age through tests such as ossification and recorded documentation of the same.
2weaversAge 50 years and above.

  • Age 18 years and above.
  • Death certificate of her husband.
  • Every year updation on re-marriage for young widows (up to 45 Years)
    • For widow pensions, the spouse's death certificate is a must to be eligible.
    • Where the death certificate is unavailable, a local enquiry may be made, following which the death certificate, as per the Birth and death registration act, will have to be obtained in the next three months. In case of remarriage, the Village Secretaries must certify every year that the individual has not remarried.
    4Toddy TappersAge 50 years and above.
    • For Toddy Tapper pensions, the verification should be confirmed whether the beneficiary is a registered member of the Co-Operative Society of Toddy Tappers.
    5Pension to persons with HIV-AIDS (ART pension)Who is undergoing Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART)?
    • Medical certificate from the concerned hospital that an applicant is a person with HIV-AIDS
    • A list of names can also be obtained from the ART Centre duly certified by the authority heading the centre
    6Differently Abled (persons with disabilities)

  • Irrespective of age.
  • Disabled persons have a minimum of 40% disability under the SADAREM assessment.
  • In the case of the Hearing Impaired, the minimum disability should be 51% (as per G.O.Ms No. 31 dt. 01-12-2009).
  • (In case of a minor child, the pension shall be disbursed to the mother/father of the disabled child)
    • For disability pensions, persons with a SADAREM certificate showing a degree of disability of 40% and above are eligible.
    • In the case of the Hearing impaired, the minimum disability should be 51%.

    For Any information about ASARA SCHEME, call on toll-free number: 18002001001.

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