COVID-19 – Central Government Salaries and Pension will not be affected – Finance Ministry

Finance Ministry responded to news in social media on Cut in Central Government Employees Salary and Pensions – As per Tweet by Finance Ministry news related to cut in pension in view of COVID-19 outbreak is false and Salaries and Pension will not be affected

In response to news circulating in Social Media and certain TV news Channels to the effect that in view of COVID-19 related financial management Central Government is going to reduce Central Government Salary and Pension paid by Central Government to its Employees and Pensioners, Finance Ministry has come up with a Tweet in the social media.

It says that cut in the pension to Cental Pensioners planned by Central Government is a fake news. It is clarified that Salaries and Pension paid to Central Government Employees and Pensioners respectively will not be affected.

Earlier Press Information Bureau, the official news portal of Government India had negated media reports regarding reduction of Central Government Pensioners by 30% and terminiation of Pension who have attained 80 years as one of the measures of Financial Mangement to raise government fund for containing Corona (COVID-19) outbreak.

Source : 1. Twitter handles of Ministry of Finance
2. Press Information Bureau