Fact Check: Is Govt reducing employees’ pension by 30% amid Covid-19 crisis?
Team Udayavani, Apr 11, 2020, 4:32 PM IST
India is under a lockdown due to coronavirus, and several messages and media reports regarding the government pensions were being circulated in social media.
One among them is that the government may slash employees’ pension by 30% amid coronavirus crisis in the country.
However, Press Information Bureau rubbished the rumors and clarified on twitter that the news of government slashing employees’ pension by 30% is fake.
Media reports & rumours circulating on social media claiming that the Govt may reduce employees’ pension by 30% & terminate it for those above the age of 80, in the context of #COVIDー19, is FAKE.#PIBFactCheck: This claim is #Fake. Government is doing no such thing! pic.twitter.com/y4c0RnUDvW
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) April 9, 2020
It is said that, the news went viral after the Union Cabinet promulgated an ordinance to reduce the salaries, allowances and pensions of MPs by 30 per cent for a year.
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