The Economic Advisory Committee of the PM has proposed that along with increasing the retirement age in the country, the Universal Pension System should also be started. Let us know what is said in the proposal?
The central government can soon give good news to the employees. The government is contemplating increasing the retirement age and pension amount of the employees. This proposal (Universal Pension System) has been sent by the Economic Advisory Committee to the Prime Minister. In this, there has been talking of increasing the working-age limit of people in the country. Along with this, the Economic Advisory Committee of the PM has said that along with increasing the age of retirement in the country, Universal Pension System should also be started.
Senior Citizen Safety
According to the committee’s report, under this suggestion, a minimum pension of Rs 2000 should be given to the employees every month. Let us tell you that the Economic Advisory Committee has recommended better arrangements for the safety of senior citizens in the country.
Skill development is essential
The report said that there is a dire need to raise the retirement age if the working-age population is to increase. This can be done to reduce the pressure on the social security system. The report also talked about skill development for persons above 50 years of age.
Governments make policy
It has been said in the report that the central and state governments should make such policies so that skill development can be done. This effort should also include those living in the unorganized sector, remote areas, refugees, migrants who do not have the means to get training, but they must be trained.
World Population Prospectus 2019 Report
Let us tell you that according to the World Population Prospectus 2019, there will be around 32 crore, senior citizens, in India by the year 2050. That is, about 19.5 percent of the country’s population will go into the category of retired. In the year 2019, about 10 percent of India’s population or 140 million people are in the category of senior citizens.