Bangladesh: PM Hasina opens universal pension scheme

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Body (17.08.2023) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday inaugurated the much-talked-about Universal Pension Scheme to bring all the people of the country aged above 18 under the scheme. She initially opened the pension scheme — Pragati, Surokkha, Samata and Prabashi — joining the inaugural program virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence in the morning. After launching the scheme, the premier said: "We opened the Universal Pension Scheme in the Month of Mourning. Initially four schemes out of six were inaugurated today as two other schemes will be launched later." 

  • Pragati scheme for private job holders
  • Surokkha for self-employed persons
  • Samata for low-income people
  • Prabashi scheme for expatriate Bangladeshis
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