Great news for senior citizens: Govt says no plan to reduce pensions

New Delhi: The Central government on Sunday denied any proposal for reduction of pensions, saying that no action is contemplated by it in this respect.

Instead, the Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions said that the government is committed for the welfare and well-being of the pensioners.

The Ministry issued the clarification following rumours came to the notice of the Department of Pensions and Pensioners' Welfare that the government is contemplating a reduction or stoppage of pensions in the wake of the current novel coronavirus or Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic scenario, which has become a source of worry for the pensioners.

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