NSAP to be more extensive in coverage and benefits - March 4, 2013

The NSAP pension scheme is expanding in coverage for more widows, by reducing the eligible age to opt for the scheme from 40 to 18.

The NSAP pension scheme is expanding in coverage for more widows, by reducing the eligible age to opt for the scheme from 40 to 18. It will only cover the widowed and not divorced and abandoned women. The pension is going to be indexed to annual inflation and the new provisions are going to cost the government 131626 crore.

Source: www.economictimes.com, March 4, 2013. “Government to bring reforms in its pension scheme for the deprived”

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