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Thursday, June 20, 2019 09:56:08 IST

Welfare schemes for the weaker / Marginalized sections

  1. Subsistence Allowance Scheme – A monthly allowance of Rs.600/- is provided to persons with disability.
  2. Sikkim Unmarried Women Pension Scheme – A monthly pension of Rs.2000/- is provided to BPL unmarried women who have attained the age of 45 years and above till 59 years after which she will be eligible for Old Age Pension of the Central Government.
  3. Sikkim Payment of Grant to the Transgender – With a view to integrate transgenders in the mainstream of the society and to help them lead a dignified life, the following are provided:
    (i) Monthly allowance of Rs.2000/- to a transgender child for the initial period of 6 years.
    (ii) 100% sponsorship for education till graduation.
    (iii) If the candidate is unable to continue school/college, a monthly allowance of Rs.500/- is granted.