Speakers for introducing pension scheme for private sector

01 Oct,2017

Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Speakers at a discussion on Sunday urged the government to introduce a pension scheme for the service holders of private sector so that elderly people can get benefit from the scheme after their retirement.

“In absence of a pension scheme, the people who work in private sector fall in trouble when they lose their capacity of doing work due to their old age. That’s why a universal pension system should be introduced for private sector service holders,” said Rabeya Sultana, country director of HelpAge International, Bangladesh.

The Department of Social Services under the Social Welfare Ministry in association with Bangladesh Probin Hitoishi Sangha arranged the discussion at the department’s conference room in the capital, marking the International Day of Older Persons.

This year's theme of the day is “Stepping into the future: Trapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society”.

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