SOCIAL WELFARE SCHEMES
1. State Old Age Pension Scheme:
1.The age of the beneficiaries should be more than 60 years.
2.He must be a permanent inhabitant of Odisha.
3.He should not be involved in criminal activities.
4.His annual income should not be more than Rs.3200/-.
To get such pension the beneficiaries has to apply in the prescribed form to the concerned B.D.Os. The Sub-Collector sanctions pension in favour of the beneficiaries on the recommendation of the B.D.Os.
Rs. 100/- is being paid to the beneficiaries per month under this scheme. The State Govt. bears all the expenditure under this scheme.
The target fixed for Dhenkanal District is to cover 19306 beneficiaries.
The pension is being disbursed to the beneficiaries at G.P. head quarters in a fixed date i.e. 15th of each in all the blocks, NACs and Municipality.
For regular and timely payment of pension to the beneficiaries the B.D.Os /E.Os have been instructed to make payment out of the available fund without waiting for the Govt. allotment and recoup the same after receipt of allotment from Govt.
SOCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME:
is being implemented in Dhenkanal District since
National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAP).
National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS)
National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAP) :
To get such benefit under NOAP Scheme the beneficiaries
should fulfill the following criteria.
The age of the applicant (male or female) shall be 65 years or above.
The applicant must be a destitute in the sense of having little or no regular means of subsistence from his /her own source of income or through financial support from family members or other sources.( must be below poverty line)
To get such benefit the beneficiaries have to apply in the prescribed form to the Block Development Officers. The Sub-Collectors sanction pension in favour of the beneficiaries on the recommendation of the B.D.O concerned.
Rs. 100/- is being paid as pension to the beneficiaries per month. Out of Rs.100/- the State Govt. bears Rs.25/- and Central Govt. bears Rs.75 /-. Pension is being paid to the beneficiaries on the fixed date on which O.A.P. is being disbursed to the beneficiaries.
The target fixed for Dhenkanal District is to cover 8852 beneficiaries.
National Family Benefit Scheme:
This is a fully Central sponsored scheme. Under this scheme Central assistance of Rs.10,000/- will be provided to household below the poverty line on the death of the bread winner of the bereaved family. For the purpose of determining Central assistance the following criteria should be taken in to account.
i) The bread winner will be the member of the household whose earning contribute to the total household income.
ii) The death of such a bread winner should have occurred while he or she is in the age group of 18 years to 64 years, i.e. more than 18 years and less than 65 years.
iii) The bereaved household must be below poverty line.
The Sub-Collectors are the Sanctioning authority and sanction benefit on the recommendation of the B.D.Os/E.Os.
The family benefit will be paid to such a surviving member of the household of the deceased who after due local enquiry is determined as the head of the household.
3.Balika Samridhi Yojana:
This Scheme is being implemented in Dhenkanal District since 1997.Post delivery grant of Rs.500/- is being paid to the mother of the girl child of the household below poverty line. The benefit is restricted for two girl child in each household born on or after 15.8.1997 irrespective of the total children in the family.
The objective of the programme are as follows.
To change negative family and community attitudes towards the girl child at birth and towards her mother.
To improve enrolment and retention of girl children in schools.
To raise the age at marriage of girls.
To assist the girl to undertake income generating activities.
The girl children eligible under BSY is entitled to the following benefits.
A post birth grant amount of Rs.500/-
When the girl child covered under BSY starts attending the school she will become entitled to annual scholarship as under for each successfully completed year of schooling.
Class Amount of Scholarship.
1 to 3 Rs.300/- per annum for each class
Rs.500/- per annum.
Rs.600/- per annum
6 to 7 Rs.700/-per annum for each class
Rs.800/- per annum
Rs.1000/- per annum
The post birth grant amount of Rs. 500/- is being paid to the beneficiaries by opening of a joint account in a Nationalized Bank or Post Office in the name of the girl child and the C.D.P.O/S.E.O. concerned on the recommendation of the Gram Panchayat. At the initial stage one policy named Bhagya Shree Bima Kalyan Yojana is being opened in the name of the girl child. If the beneficiary under BSY get married before attaining the age of 18 years she would forgo the benefit of the amount of annual scholarship under BSY.
1.Odisha Disability Pension Scheme:
This Scheme is being implemented in Dhenkanal District since 1981.A person is eligible to get Disability Pension if he/she satisfy the following criteria.
He is incapable to do any normal work due to his blindness /handicap.
He must be above 5 years of age
He should not be involved in any criminal activities.
He should be a permanent inhabitant of Odisha.
His family income should be less than Rs.11,000/-.
For getting such pension the beneficiaries shall have to apply in the prescribed form to the concerned B.D.Os/E.Os. For selection of such beneficiaries to get pension a committee has been formed consisting of B.D.O, Tahasildar and Medical Officer. The Sub-Collector sanction pension to the candidate selected by the selection committee on the recommendation of the concerned B.D.Os/E.Os.
Rs.100/- is being paid as pension to the beneficiaries per month. State Govt. bears all the expenditure under this scheme.
Pension is being paid to the beneficiaries at the G.P. head quarters on the fixed date fixed for other pension scheme.
For timely and regular payment the B.D.Os and E.O.s have been instructed to spent from the available fund and recoup the same from allotment is received form Govt.
The aim of the Scheme is to provide education to the blind , deaf and mentally retarded children through special schools. At present there are two nos. of special schools functioning in the district. The name of the institutions are given below.
School for the Deaf
C/O- Akahyama Kalyan Samiti,
School for the blind
C/O-Akhyama Kalayan Samiti,
Mentally Retarded Children,
At- Kathagada, Dhenkanal.
Govt. in W& C.D. Deptt. sanction funds @Rs.300/- per inmates for maintenance of the students and also sanction funds for payment of staff salary in case of Sl 1 &2 .The Sl No 3 is being managed with the financial support of Govt. of India, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
Scholarship to the Handicapped Students.
Under this scheme Scholarship is being paid to the disabled students studying from Primary to Post Graduation level. For getting such scholarship applicant apply through the head of the institution before 30.9.2002. Disabled students whose family income is less than Rs.1500/- and whose disability is more than 40% are eligible to get such scholarship. The scholarship amount class wise are as follows.
Primary : Rs.20 P.M.
M.E. & High School : Rs.40/- P.M.
College: Rs.60/- P.M.
Special aid are being provided to the disabled s free of cost on the recommendation of the C.D.M.O. . Disabled persons whose family income is less than Rs.1000/- are eligible to get the special aids. The aids are being issued from the office of the D.S.W.Os. The following aids are being provided to different categories of disabled.
Orthopaedically Handicapped : Tri-Cycle /Wheel chair/. Crutches.
Blind : Blind stick
Deaf : Hearing aids.
The aim of the scheme is to provide care, protection , education and vocational training to the orphan children and to bring them to the level of normal citizen of the country. At present there are two nos. of Orphanages functioning in Dhenkanal District. The name of the orphanages are given below.
Maharshi Dayananda Balashram,
At-Joranda, Po-Mahimagadi, Dhenkanal
At- Alasuahat, Dhenkanal.
Govt. in W & C.D. Deptt. sanction funds @Rs.300/- per month per
inmate for maintenance of the inmates. Govt. also sanction funds for the House Mother and Cook of the
MID DAY MEAL PROGRAMME:
This programme is being implemented in Dhenkanal
District since 1.7.95. Under this programme dry ration @ 3 Kg are being provided to the
primary school students reading from Class. I to V.
This programme is continuing in 1151 Primary schools of Dhenkanal
District covering 134024 students.
Integrated Child Development Services(I.C.D.S):
The programme has been launched since 1975 for the welfare of mother and
The aim and
objectives of I.C.D.S Programme are as follows.
1.To develop the health and nutrition of children in the age group
of 0-6 years.
2. To lay the foundation for physical ,,mental and social development in children.
3. To check up Mortality, Morbidity, Malnutrition and School drop outs.
4. To educate the mothers to take care of the health and nutrition of the children through health and nutrition education .
above goals are achieved through the following package of services in different I.C.D.S
A) Supplementary Nutrition:
B) Health Check up
C) Referral Services
E) Health & Nutrition Education
F) Pre-School Education.
In Dhenkanal District this programme
is being implemented in six blocks namely Dhenkanal,
Bhuban, Kamakhyanagar, Parjang, Kankadahad, & Hindol.
This programme is being implemented by the Anganwadi Worker and Helper at the grass root level and supervised by the Supervisors and C. D.P.Os. .
Mission Shakti, a mission for empowerment of women through self help groups has been launched by Hon'ble Chief Minister on 8th March,2001.This Mission will work towards strengthening of existing Self Help Groups and towards formation of new groups. The goals of the mission are as follows.
1.To facilitate creation of conducive environment through Self Help Act.
2.To expand the Self Help Movement in Odisha.
3.To develop quality SHG in the State.
4. To strengthen the quality of the existing SHGs in Odisha.
5. To build cluster association at block level, federation of clusters at the District level., and net work of federation at the state level.
6.To provide institutional capacity building support to strengthen the SHG movement in the state.
7.Capacity building at every level in the state.
8.Developing a built-in monitoring system right from the SHG level
9.Establishing and setting of a supportive MIS at every level.
10.Identifying agencies in each area /region as nodal agency responsible for over all SHG strengthening process and accountable for the desirable result to the SELF HELP MISSION
Govt. have given a target for formation of 3045 new groups during 4 years i.e. between 2001-2005. Since April,2001, 4957 new groups have been formed till end of Dec,2005. The detail information on no of groups formed members enrolled, groups graded, groups credit linked and amount of credit before 31.3.2001 and after 1.4.2001 is given below.
The major activities undertaken by different WSHGs are Pisciculture, Horticulture, Dairy, Goatery, Ground nut processing, Rice processing Teracotta, Mushroom cultivation, Dhokra Casting, Tailoring, Candle & Agarbatimaking, Soft toy Spices grinding, Palm Leaf work, Hand loom weaving, Khali stitching etc.
41 nos. of G.P. tanks have been taken up by the WSHGs for Pisciculture.
25 nos. of WSHGs engaged in Banana cultivation in 14.89 Acres of land.
Short Stay Home for Women:
The aim of the scheme is to provide shelter and take suitable rehabilitation measures for the distressed women and girls who are in moral danger. At present there are two Short Stay Homes functioning in Dhenkanal District. The Short Stay Homes are being managed by different voluntary organisations. The name of the N.G.Os and place of Short Stay Home are given below.
Name of the N.G.O Place of Short Stay Home
Maharshi Dayanada Service Mission AnandaNagar, Dhenkanal
At- Joranda, Po- Mahimagadi, Dhenkanal
National Youth Service Action and Social Santhasara.
Development Research Institute,
At- Santhasara,Dist: Dhenkanal
At present one Working Women’s Hostel is functioning in Dhenkanal District. The management of the Working Women’s Hostel has been entrusted to the Managing Committee of DIPALI’ Working Women’s Hostel –cum- Home for the destitute. At present there are 18 inmates in the Working Women’s Hostel.
Drug Abuse Scheme:
The main aim of the scheme is awareness , health check up and counseling of the drug addicts. At present there is only one Drug De-addiction Centre functioning in Dhenkanal District.
Arun Institute of Rural Affairs(AIRA), At-Jiridamali
At- Aswakhola, Po: Karamul, Kamakhyanagar block
Old Age Homes and Day Care Centers:
At present there are 3 nos. of Old Age Homes and 12 nos. of Day Care Centers for the aged are functioning in this District. The main aim of the programme is to provide accommodation , recreation and refreshment facilities to the old aged people who are 60 years above and there is no body to look after them. The Old Age Homes and Day Care Centers are being managed by different voluntary organizations with the financial support of Govt. of India , Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. The name of the voluntary organizations who are running the Old Age Homes and Day Care Centers and place of the Old Age Home & Day Care Centers are given below.
1. Maharshi Dayananda Service Mission Old Age Home at Atenda of
At-Joranda,Po-Mahimagadi, Dhenkanal Gondia Block.
2. –do- Day Care Centre at Kendupada
3. -do- Day Care Centre at Joranda
4. -do- Day Care Centre at Kaluria
5. -do- Day Care Centre at Ambabahali
6.Arun Institute of Rural Affairs(AIRA)
At- Aswakhola, Po-Karamul, Dhenkanal Old Age Home at Sasapasi of Kankadahad block.
7. -do- Day Care Centre at Kerjoli
8. -do- Day Care Centre at Kandhara
9. -do- Day Care Centre at Kankadahad
10. -do- Day Care Centre at Batagan
11. -do- Day Care Centre at Brahmania.
12. Grama Seva Mandal,
At/Po-Hakimpada, Dist: Angul Day Care Centre at Kantamila
13. -do- Day Care Centre at Baguda
14. -do- Day Care Centre at Rakala
At- Patusahikateni, Dhenkanal Old Age Home at Bahaliabandhakateni.