Employees' Pension Scheme (Amendment) Scheme, 2020


Representations have been received from individual Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995 pensioners as well as various pensioners associations raising issue of amendments in EPS, 1995 as well as demands, inter-alia, regarding enhancement of minimum monthly pension and restoration of commuted value of pension.

Considering the demands of EPS, 1995 pensioners, the Government had constituted a High Empowered Monitoring Committee for complete evaluation and review of EPS, 1995. Based on Committee’s recommendation, the Government vide Notification G.S.R. No. 132(E) dated 20.02.2020 has notified decision to restore normal pension after completion of fifteen years from the date of such commutation, in respect of those members who availed the benefit of commutation of pension under the erstwhile paragraph 12A of this Scheme, on or before the 25th day of September, 2008.

The State/UT-wise details of number of employees enrolled under EPS, 1995 at present are at Annexure I.

Annexure I

  

State/UT-wise details of number of employees enrolled under EPS, 1995

Sl. No.

State/UT

Number of EPS, 1995 Members

1

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS

46099

2

ANDHRA PRADESH

4894239

3

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

34262

4

ASSAM

1002369

5

BIHAR

1810148

6

CHANDIGARH

2773032

7

CHHATTISGARH

2120580

8

DELHI

19340659

9

GOA

1555143

10

GUJARAT

18925544

11

HARYANA

18840638

12

HIMACHAL PRADESH

1779268

13

JHARKHAND

2438508

14

KARNATAKA

28574372

15

KERALA

3608629

16

MADHYA PRADESH

5579539

17

MAHARASHTRA

48542645

18

MANIPUR

40695

19

MEGHALAYA

120929

20

MIZORAM

10007

21

NAGALAND

24928

22

ODISHA

3533218

23

PUNJAB

4314283

24

RAJASTHAN

6251397

25

TAMIL NADU

28826389

26

TELANGANA

13444683

27

TRIPURA

106403

28

UTTAR PRADESH

11330944

29

UTTARAKHAND

3746454

30

WEST BENGAL

10469959

The State/UT-wise details of the amount distributed under EPS, 1995 during each of the last three years including the current year are at Annexure II.   

Annexure I

  

State/UT-wise details of the amount (in Rs.) distributed under EPS, 1995

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State/UT

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

1

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS

61497107

62773604

70272071

2

ANDHRA PRADESH

1820048399

1837166781

1765949928

3

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

10866361

14758448

14173636

4

ASSAM

773713407

932873353

880834211

5

BIHAR

1653339800

1857398598

1673833899

6

CHANDIGARH

1614396700

2221443125

1841556167

7

CHHATTISGARH

1902541161

2030108245

2028321738

8

DELHI

4444734231

5376402712

5065776244

9

GOA

752720855

778092415

671802182

10

GUJARAT

3799861328

3866846976

3711775330

11

HARYANA

2946290168

2980933921

2643033792

12

HIMACHAL PRADESH

1213953849

1263977324

1177646186

13

JHARKHAND

1745556434

1820142321

1759222457

14

KARNATAKA

4351034413

3917371170

3446372700

15

KERALA

2934012504

3308418201

3250966339

16

MADHYA PRADESH

1552510160

1745126898

1536409360

17

MAHARASHTRA

7314959982

6119175248

4860107122

18

MANIPUR

28115037

40466950

36423753

19

MEGHALAYA

88095948

102186527

90112183

20

MIZORAM

6627577

7585301

7449618

21

NAGALAND

22956418

28794944

29193288

22

ODISHA

1996070775

2198978751

2296623899

23

PUNJAB

1135648802

1214518583

1234162850

24

RAJASTHAN

1951157372

2406231827

2087827011

25

TAMIL NADU

4810558218

4597522638

3885314268

26

TELANGANA

4327407810

4416820213

3745388028

27

TRIPURA

151352846

164311264

179142181

28

UTTAR PRADESH

1697131570

1878477447

1785924637

29

UTTARAKHAND

1287535813

1197591602

1179233249

30

WEST BENGAL

2902303074

2906927989

3074741443

This information was given by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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