Pension for employees in cooperative sector
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 31 (PTI) The Kerala government today announced extension of a pension scheme to employees in co-operative sectors such as dairy farming, coir, fisheries and industries.
Pension contributory in nature will be available to those retired since June 3, 1993, Cooperation Minister G Sudhakaran told reporters here.
The scheme will benefit more than 20,000 staff members in various cooperative institutions. The minimum pension amount would be Rs 600 and the maximum Rs 10,000, he said.
With this, all the staff in cooperative sector in the state have come under the Self-Pension Scheme of the Cooperative Department. Till now, the scheme was available only to employees of cooperative banks.
The new pension scheme will be inaugurated by Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan here on September 13.
Sudhakaran said it was also decided to revise the salary and allowances of workers in coir sector.