Dhaka, April 29 -- The number of registrations for the Universal Pension Scheme has crossed 100,000 as of Monday, says a press release.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on August 17, 2023, launched the Universal Pension Scheme, aiming to provide a sustainable and well-organised social security system for the elderly people of the country.

The press release, issued by National Pension Authority, mentioned that the pension scheme was at first launched in four titles, namely "Probash", "Pragati", "Surokkha", and "Samota".

A new scheme titled "Prottoy" has been added for the officials and employees of self-governed, autonomous, and state-owned enterprises, and it will come into effect for those who join jobs from July 1 onwards.

It also menti...