Pension Increased: Lakhs of pensioners, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman announced – pension will increase by so much rupees!
This time the elderly and widows can get great news from Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. In this budget (Budget 2023), the government can take a decision to increase the pension of these people. The budget will be presented on 1 February 2023. Let us tell you how much the pension hike can be increased in the budget this time.
Letter written to the Finance Minister Eminent economists of the country have written a letter to the Finance Minister before the budget, in which a demand has been made to increase the pension for the sake of social security. Along with this, there has been a demand to make adequate provision for maternity benefits.
Increase in the pension of the elderly If we talk about the pension of the elderly, under the National Old Age Pension Scheme, the central government is giving pension at the rate of only Rs 200 per month from the year 2006 till now. The Economist says that this is not true at all. The central government should increase this contribution to at least Rs 500 per month.
Pension of widows should be increased to Rs.500
Talking about the pension of widows, there has been a demand to increase it from Rs.300 to Rs.500 per month. According to this letter, the expenditure on pension will be around Rs 1560 crore. At the same time, the Economist has also demanded regarding maternity in the budget for the financial year 2023024 that maternity rights should be fully implemented and if we talk about the expenditure on this, it will be around Rs 8000 crore.
Which economists are included?
Let us tell you that the list of these economists includes Jean Dreze, Professor Emeritus of Delhi School of Economics, Pranab Bardhan, Professor Emeritus of California Barclay University, R Nagaraj, Professor of Economics at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, Ritika Khera, Professor of Economics at IIT Delhi. , JNU Honorary Professor Sukhdev Thorat and others.