Amid the nationwide lockdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak, a claim is doing rounds on social media according to which ‘the government is intending to reduce pensions of government employees by 30% & terminate it altogether for those above the age of 80’.
NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be FAKE.
Government sources confirmed that no such move has been made by the authorities and the claims are baseless.
The Press Information Bureau (PIB) in tweet explicitly clarified that this information is untrue and the government employees will get their pension without any deduction.
#PIBFactCheck : Media reports & rumours are circulating that the government intends to reduce pensions of govt employees by 30 percent & terminate it altogether for those above age of
80, in the wake of #COVIDー19
Fact : There is no such move in govt & this is a baseless rumour
— PIB India 🇮🇳 #StayHome #StaySafe (@PIB_India) April 9, 2020
Hence, in conclusion, the news about 30% cut in the pension of government employees is FAKE.
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