Business Standard

Govt will set up a committee to review pension scheme: FM tells Parliament

Employees from several states have been demanding a change in the current pension system. Some states, including Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand have already switched back to the old pension scheme

Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (Photo: Bloomberg)

Photo: Bloomberg

Raghav Aggarwal New Delhi
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced that the Centre would set up a committee to review the National Pension Scheme (NPS) under the chairmanship of the finance secretary. The committee will come up with a solution to the issue of pensions.

"Representations have been received that the National Pension System for government employees needs to be improved. I propose to set up a committee under the finance secretary to look into the issue of pensions and evolve an approach which addresses the needs of the employees while maintaining fiscal prudence," she said while addressing the Lok Sabha.

"The approach

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Mar 24 2023 | 1:14 PM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to