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DoPPW Makes These Important Updates For Pensioners: Check Report


For pensioners here is an important update from the Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare (DoPPW). Central government pensioners have been recently warned by DoPPW against suspicious or unknown calls, SMS, emails, and links or dubious websites. Via its Twitter handle the department has clearly stated that "Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare do not ask for any sensitive data from the Pensioners, so please do not share your sensitive information like OTPs or confirmation code with anyone."

DoPPW Makes These Important Updates For Pensioners: Check Report

As a warning to the pensioners, DoPPW has also warned them to beware of fraud calls from anyone and not to respond to any suspicious links sent to you on SMS, mails, or from any other media. The department has also said that "We are only helping pensioners to lodge the grievances to their respective Ministries/Departments." To lodge a grievance pensioners can call at 1800-11-1960 or they can also visit

As another important update for pensioners, DoPPW has also recently Tweeted that "A disabled child/sibling of a Government servant or pensioner will be eligible for family pension,if his income is less than the entitled family pension i.e. 30% of the last pay drawn plus DR. Earlier the income ceiling was Rs 9000/- per month plus DR." Regarding the same the department has further added that "Instructions issued to liberalise the income criteria for eligibility of a child/sibling of a deceased Government servant/pensioner for grant of family pension under CCS (Pension) Rules."

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Story first published: Saturday, August 14, 2021, 9:24 [IST]
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