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All people to get pension scheme

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Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said the government has taken initiative to bring 16 crore people of the country under the pension scheme.

Muhith also said an outline of the national pension scheme will be presented in the next budget.

He made the remark at a program in Finance Ministry conference room on Thursday morning.

The program was arranged for inaugurating an online system for distributing pension to retired government officials and employees.

Muhith said the government is planning to include 16 crore people under national pension scheme and the outline of that system will be proposed in the next budget.

Mentioning the advantages of online pension distribution, the minister said, “Presently a total of 6,97,212 government officials-employees are receiving pension. From now on their pension money will go directly to their respected account with an alert of mobile SMS.”

Muslim Chowdhury, finance secretary, said: “The implementation of the pension scheme will be done gradually after the finance minister draws its outline.”

-NK

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