4 lakh 26 thousand 366 beneficiaries of the state are being benefited by the Chief Minister Pension Scheme operated under the social assistance program by the Social Welfare Department. The objective of the scheme is to provide support to the elderly, widows and abandoned women and help them to live respectfully. Under the scheme, the age of 60 years or more and widows aged 18 years or above in families with at least one reading index of the self-contained index or deprivation index of the survey list of the Socio-Economic and Caste Census, 2011 in the state. Or after marriage, the abandoned women are given a pension at the rate of Rs. 350 per month. All eligible persons can apply for pension through the concerned Municipality, Nagar Panchayat and Panchayat Raj Institutions free of cost.