Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has issued a press statement stating that there is no proposal for reduction of pension. The full statement is given below:

19 APR 2020 12:38PM by PIB Delhi
It has come to the notice of the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare of the Union
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension that in the wake of the current pandemic,
Covid-19 and the ensuing economic scenario, many rumours are afloat that the Government is
contemplating a reduction/stoppage of Pension which has become a source of worry for the
As clarified earlier, it is being reiterated that there is no such proposal for reduction of pension
and no action is contemplated by the Government in this respect. Instead, the Government is
committed for the welfare and well being of the pensioners.