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United and undefeated: OROP protest at Jantar Mantar

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By Sreyashi Mazumdar

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Though the government has persistently ignored the clamoring crowd protesting at Jantar Mantar, the grey haired ex-servicemen of our country haven’t forsaken their hope for one rank one pension (OROP).

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Toeing the steps of a rebel, they vehemently demanded their share. The streets of Jantar Mantar reverberated with relentless cries of Vande Mataram, with their feet moving forth in unison towards India Gate today against the crimson colored sky of dusk.

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In an attempt at cracking down upon the inaction of the central government, our nation’s ex-army men exemplified their solidarity through a candle march at Jantar Mantar, demanding the much awaited one rank one pension (OROP).

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PFRDA Aims to Cover around 45 Crore People in Unorganised Sector under its Schemes

Around 55 per cent of the total PFRDA subscribers are under the APY scheme which is for unorganised sector workers

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Our idea is to reach 45 crore people who are in the unorganised sector and having no access to any financial products. Pixabay

The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority aims to cover around 45 crore people in the unorganised sector under its schemes, its member Supratim Bandyopadhyay said on Friday.

The PFRDA runs the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) and National Pension System (NPS) schemes, and has around 3 crore subscribers currently.

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The PFRDA runs the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) and National Pension System (NPS) schemes, and has around 3 crore subscribers currently. Pixabay

“Our idea is to reach 45 crore people who are in the unorganised sector and having no access to any financial products,” Bandyopadhyay, a Whole Time Member of the authority, said here at the APY Felicitation Programme.

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Around 55 per cent of the total PFRDA subscribers are under the APY scheme which is for unorganised sector workers. (IANS)