Sunday, April 20, 2008

OLD AGE PENSION SCHEME in India

A proposal is under consideration to provide pension to persons who are 60 years or higher and belonging to a household below the poverty line according to the criteria prescribed by the Government of India, by lowering the age limit from 65 years to 60 years under Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS).

Guidelines have been issued to all the State Governments to identify the beneficiaries based on the liberalized eligibility criteria under IGNOAPS and certify that all the eligible beneficiaries have been covered. Information and Education Campaign has also been taken up to generate awareness.

This was stated by Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development Shri Chandra Sekhar Sahu in reply to a written question in the Rajya Sabha today.

Source: http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=37519

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