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Workshop on universal pension scheme held at Walton Hi-Tech park

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Published: 00:41, 9 May 2024  
Workshop on universal pension scheme held at Walton Hi-Tech park

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An ‘awareness and motivation’ workshop on the government’s Universal Pension Scheme was held on Monday at Walton Hi-Tech Park at Chandra in Gazipur.

Gazipur district administration organised the workshop to motivate Walton's personnel to be involved with the government's universal pension scheme, reports a press release.

Gazipur Deputy Commissioner (DC) Abul Fateh Mohammad Safiqul Islam attended the workshop as the chief guest while Kaliakair Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Kawsar Ahmed and Assistant Commissioner (Land) Rajat Biswas were also present.

In the Universal Pension Scheme,18 to 50-year-old beneficiaries have to pay subscriptions until 60 years of age and above the 50-year-old beneficiary has to pay for 10 years to receive pension until their death. Any Bangladeshi citizen working or staying abroad can participate in this scheme. Universal Pension Schemes include Probash, Progoti, Surakkha and Samata.

The workshop was also attended, among others, by Walton Digi-Tech Industries Limited's Additional Managing Director Md Liakat Ali, and Walton Hi-Tech's Deputy Managing Director Md Yousuf Ali.

Speaking at the workshop, Gazipur DC Abul Fateh Mohammad Safiqul Islam said, the government has announced the pension scheme after extensive work and studies. We think all of the countrymen will participate in this scheme to secure their economic safety. The sooner they join the pension, the better they will benefit from the scheme.

He also gave a detailed presentation on the universal pension scheme.

UNO Kawsar Ahmed said, the government wants to ensure a safe economy for every citizen and the pension scheme has been introduced to facilitate them and safeguard their future economy.

Walton Hi-Tech's DMD Md Yousuf Ali said that this pension scheme is a timely decision to secure people’s financial future. People should courageously join this scheme for their own sake. The authorities of Walton will cooperate with the local administration to implement this government project.

After the workshop, the guests also visited various production units including fridge, TV and mold and praised Walton’s overall activities.