As per the statistics available upto 31.03.2012, the number of pensioners receiving pension less than Rs. 500/- p.m. is around 12 lakh and those receiving more than Rs. 500 and less than Rs.1000/- is around 16.05 lakh.
Central Government appoints Valuer under Para 32 of the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 for annual valuation of Employees’ Pension Fund. Depending on the valuation report, the Central Government declared additional relief whenever Pension Fund permitted to do so. From 5th valuation of Employees’ Pension Fund as on 31.3.2001, the fund is showing continuous deficit, therefore, pension could not be revised by the Central Government.
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This information was given by Minister of State for Labour & Employment Shri Kodikunnil Suresh in the Rajya Sabha in reply to a written question.
Source : PIB