KSPP urge Centre to extend pension scheme to unorganised labourers
Bangalore, Mar 14: Karnataka State Pension Parishad today urged the union government to extend pension benefits to unorganised labour who were no more able to work due to advancing age.
Speaking to reporters here KSPP coordinator Nalini Shekar said recently Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Rural development minsiter Jairam Ramesh had assured the activists who agitated at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi early this month that the government will be restructuring the pension scheme to cover elderly and helpless population.
The pension parishad had urged the government that National Social Assistance Pensions (NSAP) should be universalised and all pensions should be raised to a minimum of Rs 500 per month beginning 2013-14.
NSAP include Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension, Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension and Indira Gandhi National Widow Pensions.