The Haryana Pension to Widows and Destitute Women Scheme was introduced in the year 1980-81. The aim of the scheme is to provide social security to women who are unable to sustain themselves from their own resources and are in need of financial assistance. The rate of pension, which was Rs. 50 per month, at the beginning of the scheme, was enhanced from time to time. The rate of pension was increased to Rs. 1000/- per month w.e.f. 1-1-2014. The rate of pension was increased to Rs. 1,200/- P.M w.e.f 1-1-2015. The Government has increased the rates under the scheme to Rs. 1400/- P.M. per beneficiary w.e.f. 01-01-2016, Rs. 1600/- w.e.f. 01-11-2016 and Rs. 1800/- w.e.f. 01-11-2017.
(Rs. in Crores)
The Budget Provision for the year 2018-19 = Rs. 1511.20 Crores