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The EPFO has proposed to the government to ensure Rs.1,000 as minimum pension for all contributors to the EPS.At present, there are many workers who are getting less than Rs.1,000, say 300 or 400.
There are approximately 22 lakh member pensioners and 5 lakh widows as on March 31, 2013, who are getting pension less than Rs.1,000.

The Central Trade Unions have been demanding to increase the minimum pension for a long time.Though opposed by the Finance Ministry earlier, the Central Govt. may agree now being the General Election year.