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There are many pension schemes managed and run by central and state governments to support people through their rough times. One such scheme, the ‘Joy Bangla Pension scheme’ was introduced by the West Bengal Government on April 1, 2020 for the poor and needy people of the state.
The plan is popularly known as ‘WB Joy Bangla Pension Scheme’ and is introduced in two separate stages targeted at assisting the Scheduled tribes and Scheduled caste people, who are usually regarded as socially backward classes.
Taposali Bandu pension scheme is the name of the plan for the Scheduled Caste (SC) category, while Jai Johar Scheme is the name of the category meant for the Scheduled Tribes of West Bengal.
To get the benefits of Joy Bangla old age Pension scheme, there are some eligibility criteria that an applicant has to satisfy.
Here are some key features of the Joy Bangla old Pension scheme:
The Joy Bangla pension scheme of West Bengal government presents several benefits as mentioned below:
1. Death Benefit – The Joy Bangla old Pension Scheme offers death benefit, wherein the nominee of the account holder can receive the pension benefit in case of demise of the beneficiary. For this, there are certain steps to be taken;
2. Monthly contribution – Being a government run scheme, especially meant for the needy people of the backward category, no monthly contribution is required to be paid by the beneficiary to receive the pension. The plan allows the beneficiary to earn a regular amount every month offered by the West Bengal government.
Below is a list of documents required to apply for the scheme:
Below are the steps required for the application Process:
Once the application is submitted, the below steps are carried out:
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Yes, it is necessary for the applicant to have an active bank account so that the pension amount could be credited to his/her account every month.
No, the Joy Bangla pension scheme is meant for people aged 60 years and above belonging to scheduled caste and scheduled tribe and who are needy. Besides, widows and PwDs can also apply.
Yes, the applicant must submit documents like bank passbook, caste certificate, voter id, digital ration card, photograph etc.
If you are eligible for the Joy Bangla Pension Yojana, you would receive a monthly payment directly in your bank account.
The application form for the scheme can be downloaded from the official website of the plan. Alternatively, it can be availed from government offices.
The pension amount gets credited on the first day of every month in your bank account in case your pension is sanctioned.
Yes, the beneficiary can have a nominee under the Joy Bangla scheme. Add the nominee’s name with the pension details to allow him/her to avail the benefits after you.
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