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The Labour Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar assured the central trade union leaders who met him on 24th June that on the issue of increase in minimum pension and also raising the ceiling on Provident Fund Scheme to Rs 15000/-, decision will be taken by the Govt within two weeks time. Labour Minister also stated that his ministry’s priority will be to protect the interests of workers and he sought cooperation and help from all the central trade unions.
So far so good. The UPA government also assured the same earlier, but did not implement. Hope the new Minister will implement the same as assured. This decision will benefit lakhs of workers. At present many pensioners are getting below Rs. 100.