Press Reporter News Service
Bathinda, July 11
Demanding the revival of the previous pension scheme, workers from varied authorities departments underneath the banner of Previous Pension Bahali Sanghrash Committee right this moment staged a protest at ITI Chowk right here.
Scores of protesters gathered on the venue and blocked the freeway, elevating slogans towards the state authorities. The committee representatives stated if the Congress authorities didn’t revive the scheme, it could value the occasion pricey within the upcoming Meeting elections.
Jasvir Singh, state convener, stated: “Finance Minister Manpreet Badal had promised that the previous pension scheme could be revived as soon as the Congress shaped the federal government. Even after four-and-a-half years in energy, the occasion had not fulfilled the promise. If authorities dilly-dally continues, it’s going to change into tough for its legislators and ministers to hunt votes forward of the elections.”
Jarnail Singh, normal secretary, stated: “The situation of the aged, who retired underneath the NPS scheme, is pitiable. It has change into tough for them to bear the price of medicines with their meagre pension. They’ve given treasured years of their life to the service of various authorities departments, and are actually left to fend for themselves.”
There was no point out of previous pension scheme within the sixth Pay Fee report carried out by the federal government just lately. If the scheme was not revived quickly, they might be left with no different possibility however to accentuate their battle, he added.