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Budget 2024: There can be a big announcement in the budget for the elderly, the pension amount can be doubled


The country's budget is going to come on July 23 and Finance Minister Sitharaman is busy preparing for it. Let us tell you that this will be the first full budget of Modi Government 3.0 and every section is hopeful that there will be some announcement for them from this budget. Be it women, elderly, or from employed to businessmen. In such a situation, there is also news that the government is going to make a big change in its Atal Pension Scheme. In this, now people can get 10000 rupees as pension instead of 5000.

The pension amount can be doubled.

According to the information, those who invest in the Atal Pension Scheme of the Central Government get a pension of up to Rs 5000 every month after the age of 60 years. For this, the pensioner has to invest in it. But now the government can double the minimum guarantee amount to Rs 10,000 under this major social security scheme in the budget.

There are crores of accounts.

According to the report, the central government is seriously considering strengthening the social security structure in the country. In such a situation, about 6.62 crore accounts have been opened in this scheme till June 20. Out of these, 1.22 crore accounts have been opened in the financial year 2023-24 itself. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently said on social media that the Atal Pension Yojana was designed as an affordable scheme with a guaranteed pension amount. In such a situation, it is believed that the pension amount may increase.