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The political economy of pension reforms in India

Bali, A.S. (2014) The political economy of pension reforms in India. Public Administration and Development, 34 (4). pp. 294-304.

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India's far-reaching civil service pension reforms in 2008 provided its fragmented and diffuse pension system a unifying organizing framework. The design and architecture of the reformed civil service program, the National Pension System, was subsequently extended to those employed in private formal and informal sectors. The article assesses India's pension reforms and identifies challenges for the National Pension System in providing old-age income security. The article also presents estimates for universal social pension scheme and argues that its implementation is constrained by political factors and not necessarily by fiscal constraints.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Management and Governance
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Copyright: © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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