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Central government employees to get Rs.9000 minimum pension

The minimum pension has been increased to Rs9,000 per person besides a two-fold hike in ex-gratia amount for central government employees, union minister Jitendra Singh said on Thursday.
●    Addressing the 29th meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (Scova) in the city, he said almost 88% of pension accounts have been seeded to Aadhaar. 
●    There are about 50-55 lakh pensioners in the country, said Singh, minister of state in Prime Minister’s office.
●    He further said that minimum pension has been increased to Rs9,000 per person and ex-gratia amount has been increased from Rs10-15 lakh to Rs25-35 lakh, as per a release issued by personnel ministry.
●    He said the retired employees are a healthy and productive workforce for India and we need to streamline and channelise their energies in a productive direction. 
●    DoP&PW should be reoriented in such a way that pensioners become a part of nation building process.