On the occasion of the International Sex Workers Day, sex workers from across the country demanded that they be treated as equal citizens so that they can access various social entitlements offered to citizens in general.
A delegation of elderly people from the Pension Parishad led by rights activist Aruna Roy met Rahul Gandhi to apprise him of their long standing demands of revamp in old age, widow and disabled pension scheme.
In a novel initiative, Bihar Chief
Minister Nitish Kumar announced that his government
would introduce pension scheme under the purview of ongoing
mirco pension scheme for milk producing farmers in the state.
The account maintenance charges
of the proposed low-cost pension scheme would be drastically
reduced to provide safety to people in the unorganised sector
at affordable prices, interim regulator PFRDA said.