A facilitation centre at the Accountant General’s Office and dedicated counters at the district accounts offices were set up on Wednesday where retired government employees eligible for receipt of double pension can claim their arrears.
The federal ombudsman had ruled on April 23, 2013, that pension payment be doubled for retired employees over the age of 75.
The Finance Department has set up a complaints’ cell on the Supreme Court’s directive to redress the grievances of pensioners.
According to a Finance Department official, 275,000 retired employees qualified for double pension payment according to the directive. He said that the government required an additional Rs24 billion to meet this obligation.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 5th, 2015.
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