Bill to tackle pensions retroactively

IN THE PASTIn 1969, China Youth Corps staff who were transferred to ministry jobs were allowed to include their time in the corps in their government pension request

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 23, 2017
By: Tseng Wei-chen / Staff reporter

Calculations of government pension benefits would be changed to retroactively exclude years of service in political parties and nonprofit organizations under draft legislation expected to be passed by the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday.

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus has arranged final cross-caucus negotiations on the bill tomorrow.

If passed, about 400 former civil servants’ pensions and benefits would be readjusted, while prominent Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) figures, including former vice president Lien Chan (連戰) and KMT Vice Chairman Jason Hu (胡志強), would be subject to legal action if they do not pay back excess benefits to the government.

The Ministry of Civil Service said the unique pension calculation formula can be traced to 1969, when China Youth Corps employees who were transferred to government ministries were allowed to include years of service with the corps in government pension calculations under a formal directive in 1971, after several other groups were also granted the privilege.    [FULL  STORY]

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