Maharashtra: Widows of govt employees to get pension even after remarriage

Mumbai: Widows of government employees who choose to remarry would still get their pension, Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar today said.

According to the Maharashtra Citizen Services (Pension) Act of 1982, the state government pays pension to the widow of the deceased employee as long as she does not remarry.

"The law does not seem right. So we have corrected it. From now on, even after a woman remarries, she will continue to receive pension," Mungantiwar said.

"Once the governor gives his assent, we will make the necessary changes and issue an ordinance," said the minister.

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