What is Indira Miri Universal Widow Pension Scheme?
Indira Miri Universal Widow Pension Scheme is a financial support initiative launched by Assam government for widows in the state. Under this scheme, all widows below 45 years residing in Assam will receive a one-time settlement amount of Rs.25,000 as an immediate family assistance. It will help widows tide the financial vacuum caused by the loss of the breadwinner.
The beneficiaries of this scheme receive the money through the direct benefit transfer. Apart from the one-time settlement of Rs.25,000, the widows will also receive monthly pension of Rs.250 until the age of 60.