Madhu Babu Pension Yojana (MBPY)

The Madhu Babu Pension Yojana is started by Odisha State Government (Ministry of Women and Child Development) for providing pension to Old, Widowed, and Infirm. The main objective starting behind this scheme is rural population victims of socio-economic vulnerability – whether it is the labor working in the informal sector, constituting 93 percent of the total labor force of the state, elderly parents of young migrants of rural areas, widows or persons affected with leprosy, Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV and AIDS) and physical disability all are vulnerable to some or other kind of social stigma or economic exclusion. Poverty and lack of resources on the one hand and inadequate public healthcare system on the other accentuate the vulnerability. The State Government introduced this social assistance programme with the objective of provisioning for grant of pension to the destitute elderly and destitute differently abled persons in the State

Benefits of Madhu Babu Pension Yojana:

  • Madhu Babu Pension Yojana provides benefits in the form of financial assistance to the elder, widow etc. rates of financial help is mentioned below
  • The main component of the scheme is monetary assistance to the beneficiaries. The rate of pension received by beneficiaries is Rs. 300 per month up to the age of 79 years and Rs. 500 per month for 80 years and above

Required eligibility and conditions for applying Madhu Babu Pension Yojana:

  1. Candidate of 60 years of age and above
  2. A widow (irrespective of age)
  3. A leprosy patient with visible signs of deformity (irrespective of age)
  4. A person five years of age or above and unable to do normal work due to his/her deformity or disability, being blind, orthopedically handicapped, hearing and speech impaired, mentally retarded, with cerebral palsy
  5. A widow of an AIDS patient (irrespective of age and income criteria) an AIDS patient identified by the Odisha State AIDS Control Society (OSACS) or District AIDS Prevention Control Unit (DAPCU) irrespective of income
  6. The candidate has family income from all sources not exceeding Rs. 24,000 per annum or is included in the BPL list
  7. Candidate is a permanent resident/domicile of Odisha
  8. Candidate has not been convicted of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude
  9. Candidate is not in receipt of any other pension from the Union Government or the State Government or any organization aided by either government

Application procedure and documents required for applying Madhu Babu Pension Yojana:

  1. BPL ration card
  2. Birth certificate as age proof
  3. Voter ID
  4. Permanent residence proof e.g. certificate from residence authority
  5. Domicile certificate
  6. Document that stating that candidate is victim to AIDS
  7. Document that stating women is widow
  8. Disability certificate

Application procedure:

  1. Candidate’s fresh application are collected in the presence of the elected personnel of that GP/ULB on the Jana Seva Divas, i.e., the 15th of every month, or Samarthya Sibir, Gram Sabha or any fixed day camps organized by other departments for block-level activities or by organizing special camps for the purpose
  2. The pension is being disbursed to the beneficiaries at Gram Panchayat office in rural areas and at the Municipality office or a nearby school as may be suitable in urban areas, on a fixed date i.e., the 15th of each month declared as the Jana Seva Divas

Contact details:

  1. Gram Panchayat office for rural areas
  2. BDO (Block Development Officer)
  3. Gram Sabha
  4. Municipality office for urban areas
  5. Contact: Director, Social Welfare & Ex-Officio Additional Secretary to Government, Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Odisha Email:

References & details:

  1. For more details regarding documents and other help please visit official website:



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