07 Jul, 2014 4:50p.m.

Proposal For Rs 1,000 Min Month Pension Approved

The Government has approved minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 under Employees Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS-95) run by the retirement body Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Parliament was informed on Monday.

The decision of the government would immediately benefit 28 lakh pensioners including 5 lakh widows getting less than Rs 1000 as pension every month. In all, there are 44 lakh pensioners under the EPS-95 scheme.

The proposal was already approved by the UPA government for the current financial year but could not be implemented as it was not notified.



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