New Delhi, Nov 19:The Centre has sought comments from people on simplifying pension procedures and taking various measures related to the welfare of pensioners.
"Government continues to take various measures for welfare of pensioners and for simplifying rules and procedures. With a view to involve various stakeholders viz pensioners, pensioners associations, ministries, departments, banks, etc. in the process, it has been decided to invite suggestions in this regard from all stakeholders," the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions said in an order.
The last date for sending suggestions is December 15, it said. In a related development, the Ministry is also conducting a pre-retirement counselling workshop on Tuesday for the central government employees retiring in the next six months.
"The employees of Government of India retiring in the next six months are hereby informed that they may attend the workshop," it said.
There are about 50 lakh pensioners in the country.