Vidhwa Pension Yojana: Check List, Status, Apply Online

The following article is on the Vidhwa Pension Yojana in Uttar Pradesh. The article covers the list, of how to

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The following article is on the Vidhwa Pension Yojana in Uttar Pradesh. The article covers the list, of how to apply online, and the vidhwa application status. Applicants are advised to go through the article completely. The Government of Uttar Pradesh has started a good scheme to help widowed women (विधवा महिला). This scheme is for destitute widows aged between 18 to 60 years living below the poverty line. Under this scheme (योजना के तहत), an amount of 300 rupees (300 रूपए के धनराशि) is given every month (प्रत्येक माह) for cooperation in living and fulfilling basic needs.

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The Widow Pension Scheme in Uttar Pradesh is a welfare scheme. Uttar Pradesh government also gets help from the central government in this scheme under NSAP. For this, online or offline applications can be made. This scheme of the Uttar Pradesh government has brought a lot of relief to poor, widowed women.

Vidhwa Pension Yojana

In the first quarter of the widow pension scheme following no. of beneficiaries under the mentioned category have been covered:-

CategoryNo. of people
General2.38 lakhs
Min2.03 lakhs
OBCs7.89 lakhs
Scheduled Caste4.64 lakhs
Scheduled Tribe0.01 lakhs

Vidhwa Pension Yojana Eligibility

  1. To take advantage of the scheme, the age of a woman should be between 18 and 60 years.
  2. Only widow women of Uttar Pradesh can apply for this.
  3. If the applicant has remarried after the death of the husband, there will be no benefit
  4. The applicant(लाभार्थी) is not getting the benefit of other government schemes like the UP old age pension scheme
  5. The widow’s(विधवा) children should not be adults, even if they are adults, they should not be able to maintain.

Pension Rate (पेंशन दर)

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The beneficiary (लाभार्थी) will get a pension of Rs 300/- per month and after attaining the age of 80 years the beneficiary will get Rs 500/- per month.

Sanction of Pension amount

The amount of pension to the beneficiary(लाभार्थी) will be only allotted after the details of the beneficiary are uploaded in the record on the website.

Credit of Pension

The amount of pension will be credited directly to the bank account of the beneficiary or it can receive through the post office whichever of these is convenient to the beneficiary.

Discontinuity of Pension

  • The pension of the beneficiary will be discontinued if
    • There is a case of remarriage of the beneficiary
    • If the beneficiary was found in the APL category.

उत्तर प्रदेश विधवा पेंशन योजना दस्तावेज पंजीकरण

Following is the list of documents (दस्तावेज) required for registration for the vidhwa pension scheme: –

  1. Applicant photograph in JPEG format.
  2. Birth Certificate
  3. Id proof (voter card/ aadhar card/ ration card)
  4. Bank passbook
  5. Income certificate (आय प्रमाण पत्र)
  6. Death certificate of husband (मृत्यु प्रमाण पत्र)

Key points while uploading the documents

  • The photograph of the beneficiary should be in JPEG format. The maximum size of the photograph should not exceed 20 kb.
  • The birth certificate should be in JPEG or PDF format. The maximum size for a birth certificate is 100 kb.
  • The id proof should be in JPEG or PDF format.
  • The bank passbook should be in JPEG or PDF format.
  • The income certificate should be in JPEG or PDF format.

Vidhwa Pension Yojana Application Procedure

Step 1:  visit the official site at (साइट पर लॉगिन करे)


Step2: Click on apply now as shown in the picture above.( Apply now पर क्लिक करे)


Step 3: A new page will appear on your screen. Click on the New entry form.( नए आवेदन पत्र पर क्लिक  करे)


Step 4: Enter the personal details, bank details, income details and spouse death detail asked in the form. Select the checkbox and enter the captcha and finally click on the save button.( सभी महत्वपूर्ण जानकारी फॉर्म में भरे)

Step 5: After the form is saved successfully, the registration no will be generated. ( आवेदन पत्र को सेव करे)

Step 6: Save the generated no for reference. ( आवेदन संख्या को सुरक्षित रखे)

Step 7: After this check for any error in the form and if everything is correct in the form then click on final submit. (किसी भी प्रकार की गलती को सुनिश्चित करे और final submit kare)

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Step 8: view the form and click on final submit. (final submit button पर  क्लिक करे)

Step 9: take a print of the application form and submit it to the office of DSWO/DPO/DHWO within the tie period of one month.

The application form (आवेदन पत्र ) can also be availed( प्राप्त ) at office of  Block Development Officer of the district (खंड विकास अधिकारी) .

The beneficiary(लाभार्थी) residing in village or rural areas has to submit the application at village gram sabha (ग्राम सभा) and those residing in urban areas will have to submit an application at जिला प्रोबेशन अधिकारी कार्यालय.

How to check the Vidhwa Pension Application status?

If you have submitted the application for Vidhwa pension then its application status can be checked online by following the steps given below: –

  • To check the application status you need to first visit the concerned authority’s official website in your state.
  • Now on the home page of the portal, you need to find the application status link
  • After clicking on the same a new page will open where you need to submit some of your details as submitted in the application form.
  • Press the submit tab and the states of your Vidhwa pension application are available on your screen.

How to track Vidhwa Pension Details online?

  • Now the beneficiary details of the vidhwa pension can be tracked easily from the official website of the concerned department.
  • In order to track the beneficiary details you need to first visit the official website and on the home page need to select “track pension beneficiary details”
  • As beneficiary details can be checked pension ID, Account Number, and aadhaar number so you can submit any of the entries available at that moment.
  • Once you submit the details press the “View Details” button and the beneficiary details of your pension are available on your screen.

UP विधवा पेंशन योजना लिस्ट

The beneficiary (लाभार्थी) list will have to login through the password to know the status of his application.

  1. Creating Login Password

If the beneficiary(लाभार्थी) password is not with the beneficiary, then they have to create a password.  For the status of the application, select the option of “Registration” for registration. Select the scheme displayed on that screen, then fill in your registration number(पंजीकरण संख्या ) and account number(खाता संख्या) (as shown in screen 1 below) and finally fill the captcha and click on the submit button.

  • Changing the password on the first login while logging in with the login password.

In the process of creating a login password for the first time, the password received will have to be changed on the first login.


  • To apply for the application, fill in the registration number (पंजीकरण संख्या) and the password received in the registration for the first time and click on the “Log in With Password” button.
  • To change the password, fill in the details of your current password and carefully keep the changed password with you.
  • To know the status of your application (आवेदन की स्तिथि), click on the “Know the status of your application” option.
  • Select the scheme displayed on that screen, then select your registration number.
  • You can know the status of the application by logging in with your changed password.

National Social Assistance Programme

The National Social Assistance Programme (राष्ट्रीय सामाजिक सहायता कार्यक्रम) is a central government-funded scheme that helps to provide financial aid in the form of pensions to the old age people, widows and disabled people which generally comes under the category of below poverty line.

Article 41 of the Indian Constitution states that:

“The State shall, within the limits of its economic capacity and development, make effective provision for securing the right to work, to education, and to public assistance in cases of unemployment, old age, sickness and disablement, and in other cases of undeserved want.”

Key principles of the Scheme

  • To cover every eligible person or family of the deprived section of the society irrespective of caste, creed, and colour.
  • To make the scheme accessible to each and every beneficiary and maintain transparency in the process.
  • To provide aid to the beneficiary in the form of a pension on monthly basis on time.
  • To make the mode of payment of pension directly in the account of the beneficiary.

The NSAP consist of the following schemes:

At present, there are 5 schemes under NSAP which are as follows

  1. Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS)
  2. Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS)
  3. Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS)
  4. National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS)
  5. Annapurna Scheme

Indira Gandhi National Widow pension scheme

Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension is for such women who belong t BPL (Below Poverty Line). This is a sub-scheme that falls under the NSAP of the Ministry and Rural Development. Under this scheme, assistance of Rs 300/- per month is provided. A widow who is in the age group of 40 to 79 years may submit her application for this pension scheme. While attaining the age of 80 years the pension amount will be increased to Rs 500/-

Vidhwa Pension Implementation

There are some stages through which the Vidhwa pension scheme has been implemented by the authority whose details are given below: –

Awareness regarding the Scheme

The first and foremost task of the NSAP scheme is to aware people of the scheme, the eligibility conditions for it, the financial assistance covered in the scheme, and the process for application to the scheme. The district and block level authorities are liable to spread awareness of the scheme at the grass root level.

Record of Existing Beneficiaries (मौजूदा लाभार्थियों का रिकॉर्ड)

The concerned authorities should check for the records of existing beneficiaries so that there is no misuse of the financial assistance covered under the scheme. Also, evaluation of existing records will help to figure out the beneficiaries that are needed to be covered or not so as to maintain a degree of transparency. The authorities have to check and collect the details of beneficiaries of other existing schemes. After the evaluation, if there is any discrepancy found, the beneficiary’s name is to be deleted or amended by the authorities.

Identifying New Applicants

The task of identifying new beneficiaries is on the shoulders of village panchayat/ municipal authorities. The beneficiaries can be selected from the below poverty line list. The beneficiary has to enrol through an application form made available by the local authorities charging free of cost and also to make it available at the state government website.  The relevant document for birth can be a 10th-class marksheet, age mentioned on a ration card, or any govt certified document other than a birth certificate. The widows have to submit the death certificate issued by the authority of their husband in order to avail of the financial aid covered in the scheme.

Beneficiary Verification

The concerned authority will verify the details submitted by the applicants and a verification team can also visit the applicant’s address for inspection.

Time Duration for Application Processing

The time taken for application processing to finalizing can take a maximum time period of 2 months depending on verification and other formalities.

Beneficiary Record

The gram panchayat/ Municipal office has to disclose/publish the list of the beneficiaries to which pension has been credited, at their office and also to update the beneficiary list every 3 months.

How to check Vidhwa Pensioner List?

Now you can check the widow pensioner list online from the concerned authority website and the details for the same are given below: –

  • You need to first visit the official portal of your state.
  • Now on the home page, you need to find the pensioner list section.
  • Click on the year whose list you are looking for.
  • After this select the district you belong to and later block the name.
  • Later select Panchayat’s name from the list.
  • Now the list of pensioners appears on your screen.

Important Links

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What are the important documents for Vidhwa pension registration?

The following documents are required for Vidhwa pension registration:
Birth certificate, Husband’s death certificate, income certificate, Photo identification proof, bank passbook, ration card, etc.

How much assistance is being provided by the state government under the Vidhwa pension scheme?

The assistance under the vidhwa pension may vary from state to state but the minimum amount under the scheme is Rs 300/-.

What are the details required to check the vidhwa pension application status?

In order to check the application status of the vidhwa pension, you need to submit your registration number and password as received during the application submission process.

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