7th Pay Commission Pensioners: Pensions of pensioners between 65 and 80 years may increase by 5-20 per cent. The Minister of Finance was asked to implement the parliamentary committee’s recommendations.
7th payment fee: The Railway Society for the Welfare of Senior Citizens (RSCWS) recently urged the government to implement the recommendations of the parliamentary committee on pensioner grievances. On September 5, the RSCWS said in a letter to the finance minister that the parliamentary standing committee’s recommendations should be implemented.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee, in its 110th report on pensioner grievances, had recommended, based on recommendation number 3.28, that the government should consider the demands of pensioner organizations. Pensioners are demanding an additional 5% for pensioners aged 65 and over, 10% for those aged 70 and over, 15% for those up to 75 and 20% for pensioners aged 80.
Recommended 5-20% additional pension
Further, the Ministry of DoP&PW, through a letter dated April 4, 2022, emphasized on early implementation of the above recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee. The RSCWS said the government could agree to recommendations for additional pensions for pensioners aged 65, 70 and 75. They also called for the implementation of an additional pension of 5% to 20%.
Amount needed for maintenance in retirement
The letter to the ministry said that apart from other social and family responsibilities, pensioners face problems such as poor health, rising maintenance costs in old age and ever-increasing costs of medicines. Ta. In such a situation, the Government of India can provide the necessary funds and implement it. Let us tell you that the salaries and pensions of central civil servants are based on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. It is noteworthy that the government can announce an increase in the dearness allowance of central employees at any time. However, some media reports suggest that the DA may increase by 3% in October.