Bhamashah Yojana

The Bhamashah is a scheme introduced by the Government of Rajasthan to transfer financial and non-financial benefits of governmental schemes directly to women recipients transparently.

The primary aim of the Bhamashah Yojana is to empower women by making them financially independent and providing access to various government services.

On this page, I will provide the application process, benefits, and key features of this scheme.

Application Process

The Bhamashah Card application process can be completed both online and offline. Here's a detailed guide for both methods:

Online Application Process

  • Step 1: Registration on the SSO Portal
    • Visit the official Rajasthan Single Sign On (SSO) portal.
    • Fill in the required details like name, mobile number, email ID, etc.
    • Click on "Registration" and select "Citizen."
    • Create a strong password and complete the registration process.
For assistance with login and registration on the Rajasthan SSO portal, please read this article: SSO ID Rajasthan.
  • Step 2: Log in to your SSO account.
  • Step 3: Go to the "Citizen Apps" section and select "Bhamashah/Jan Aadhaar."
  • Step 4: Click on "Jan Aadhaar Citizen Enrollment".
  • Step 5: Fill in the application form with accurate information about the head of the family (woman) and other family members.
  • Step 6: Provide Aadhaar details, bank account information, and other required documents, and lastly, apply.
  • Step 7: After successful submission, you will receive a Bhamashah / Jan Aadhaar Enrollment ID.
  • Step 8: Use this ID to upload the necessary documents like an Aadhaar card, address proof, bank passbook, passport-sized photograph, etc.
  • Step 9: The submitted application and documents will be verified by the concerned authorities.
  • Step 10: Upon successful verification, your Bhamashah card will be generated and dispatched to your registered address.
  • Step 11: You will receive an SMS or email notification once the card is dispatched.

Offline Application Process

  • Step 1: Go to the nearest eMitra kiosk or Common Service Center (CSC) with the required documents.
  • Step 2: The eMitra operator will help you fill out the application form and upload the necessary documents.
  • Step 3: Similar to the online process, the application will be verified by the authorities.
  • Step 4: After successful verification, you will receive your Bhamashah card at your registered address.

Required Documents

  • Aadhaar card of all family members
  • Bank account details of the head of the family (woman)
  • Address proof (Ration card, electricity bill, etc.)
  • Passport-sized photographs of all family members
  • Mobile number
  • Income certificate (if applicable)
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)

Checking application status

You can check your Bhamashah card application status online through the SSO portal or by visiting the eMitra kiosk. You will need your application ID or Aadhaar number to track the status.

About Bhamashah Scheme

The Bhamashah Yojana was launched on August 15, 2014, by Vasundhara Raje, the then Chief Minister of Rajasthan. The scheme was initiated with the aim of promoting financial inclusion, empowering women, and ensuring the direct transfer of benefits to the citizens of Rajasthan.

The scheme is named after Bhamashah, a renowned minister, financier, and general who supported Maharana Pratap.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the card, an individual must fulfill the below criteria:

  • The applicant must be a permanent resident of Rajasthan.
  • The woman should be the head of the family or the primary earner.
  • The family income should be below the prescribed limit.
  • The applicant must have an Aadhaar card, bank account details, and other necessary documents.


  • Financial Assistance: Cash transfers for various schemes like Janani Suraksha Yojana (maternity benefits), Palanhar Yojana (child care), and more.
  • Health Benefits: Free medical treatment at government hospitals, health insurance coverage, and access to subsidized medicines.
The Bhamashah Card provides medical insurance with a sum insured of up to ₹30,000 per family per annum for general illnesses, and additional coverage of up to ₹3 lakh per family per annum for critical illnesses.
  • Education Benefits: Scholarships for female students, financial assistance for school uniforms, and other educational expenses.
  • Social Security Benefits: Pension for senior citizens, widow pension, and disability pension.
  • Skill Development and Employment: Training programs for skill development and employment opportunities.
  • Other Benefits: Subsidized ration, financial assistance for marriage, housing assistance, and more.

Bhamashah Yojana and Jan Aadhaar Card

The Bhamashah Yojana, initiated by the Government of Rajasthan, has undergone significant evolution, and one of its major transitions is the integration with the Jan Aadhaar Card.

Both schemes aim to enhance financial inclusion, transparency, and efficiency in delivering government benefits, but they have distinct features and histories.

Bhamashah to Jan Aadhaar

The transition from the Bhamashah Yojana to the Jan Aadhaar Card represents a strategic move to unify and streamline the delivery of welfare benefits in Rajasthan.

The Jan Aadhaar Card aims to address some of the limitations of the Bhamashah Yojana and provide a more integrated approach to benefit distribution.

Key Differences:

  • Single Identifier: Jan Aadhaar Card provides a single identifier for accessing various government services, replacing multiple cards used earlier.
  • Enhanced Integration: It integrates a broader range of services and schemes, ensuring comprehensive coverage.
  • Biometric Security: The use of biometric authentication ensures secure and transparent access to benefits.


  • The Government of Rajasthan has undertaken a phased approach to transition from Bhamashah Cards to Jan Aadhaar Cards.
  • Existing Bhamashah beneficiaries are being migrated to the Jan Aadhaar system.
  • Awareness campaigns and enrollment drives are conducted to facilitate the transition.

Important Links:

Citizen RegistrationCitizen Enrolment
Forgot RegistrationAcknowledgement Receipt
Upload DocumentKnow your Jan Aadhar ID
For any queries or assistance regarding the Bhamashah Yojana, you can contact their toll-free number - 1800-180-6127.

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