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.
It is being reported that a 20% cut in Central Government Pensions is being planned.This news is FALSE. There will be no cut in pension disbursements. It is clarified that salaries and pensions will not be affected by Government Cash Management instructions.@PIBFactCheck https://t.co/hlZpnbxnJx
— Ministry of Finance 🇮🇳 #StayHome #StaySafe (@FinMinIndia) April 19, 2020
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.
Media reports & rumours circulating on social media claiming that the Govt may reduce employees’ pension by 30% & terminate it for those above the age of 80, in the context of #COVIDー19, is FAKE.#PIBFactCheck: This claim is #Fake. Government is doing no such thing! pic.twitter.com/y4c0RnUDvW
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) April 9, 2020