23 Sep, 2014 9:17p.m.

PM announces minimum pension of Rs 1000 for CG pensioners

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing a rally here today , announced that effective from October, the minimum pension for all former Government of India employees would be Rs 1000.

Addressing the gathering, Prime Minister Modi said, "There are 32 lakh people who are former employees of the Government of India who used to get pensions ranging from Rs 50 to Rs 200. An old person who get such a low pension will never be able to lead a life of dignity, thus we took a decision that the minimum pension that can be given will be Rs 1000."
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