No proposal for reduction of pension, says Government
It has come to the notice of the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare of the Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension that in the wake of the current pandemic, Covid-19 and the ensuing economic scenario, many rumours are afloat that the Government is contemplating a reduction/stoppage of Pension which has become a source of worry for the Pensioners.
It is being reported that a 20% cut in Central Government Pensions is being planned.This news is FALSE. There will be no cut in pension disbursements. It is clarified that salaries and pensions will not be affected by Government Cash Management instructions.@PIBFactCheck https://t.co/hlZpnbxnJx
— Ministry of Finance 🇮🇳 #StayHome #StaySafe (@FinMinIndia) April 19, 2020
Tweet from Finance Minister,
Thanks for approaching seeking a clarification.
There is no cut in pension.
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) April 19, 2020
As clarified earlier, it is being reiterated that there is no such proposal for reduction of pension and no action is contemplated by the Government in this respect. Instead, the Government is committed for the welfare and well being of the pensioners.