50 employees’ unions demand restoration of old pension plan | India News


NEW DELHI: Over 50 central and state government employee unions on Friday demanded the restoration of the old pension scheme (OPS) and warned the government of series of protests, including “chakka jam” if their demand is not met. They also alleged that the current national pension scheme has proved “harmful” for retired personnel.
“We hope the government will consider our demand and take necessary action. If theydon’t, we will have no option than going for protest and resorting to chakka dam across the country,” said Shiv Gopal Mishra, convenor of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA). Two major railway workers organisation — All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) and National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) — are part of the NCAJ.
“The NPS implemented for central government employees who joined after January 1, 2004 and by different state governments starting at different dates has proved harmful for the employees who have retired. It doesn’t match the guaranteed old pension scheme in any way,” the NJCA said.

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