1. EPFO row: Pensioners demand hike in minimum monthly pension from Rs 1,000 to Rs 7,500

EPFO row: Pensioners demand hike in minimum monthly pension from Rs 1,000 to Rs 7,500

Thousands of pensioners on Thursday staged a protest demanding a hike in minimum monthly pension. The pensioners who come under EPF-95 demanded a raise to Rs 7,500.

By: | New Delhi | Published: December 7, 2017 8:47 PM

Thousands of pensioners on Thursday staged a protest demanding a hike in minimum monthly pension. The pensioners who come under EPF-95 demanded a raise to Rs 7,500. Presently, the pension under the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is Rs 1000. “Today pensioners protested from Ramlila Maidan to Jantar Mantar for their honour and right. Thousands of Protesters from 22 states voiced their right to pension…,” said a statement All-India EPS-95 Pensioners Sangharsh Samiti. The Samiti’s National Convener Ashok Raut said,”If they don’t fulfil our demands, we will go and talk to every Minister, MP, and MLA and will make it a national agitation as retired employees get less than Rs 2,500 monthly pension which is not enough to meet their daily needs. So it is the matter of 17 crore people of unorganised sector and their future.”

The statement also said that after long discussions in Parliament, the Labour Minister announced setting up of another committee on the subject but the delay in decision is hampering livelihood of 60 lakh old age families. The pensioners have demanded Rs 7,500 as a basic pension plus DA (dearness allowance) under Employees Pension Scheme 1995 (EPF-95). They said in their statement that until this demand is fulfilled, Rs 5,000 plus DA be granted as an interim relief considering inflation since the Koshiyari Committee recommendations (Rs 3,000 or more plus DA) were made, and provide Free Medical facilities to all EPS-95 pensioners and their spouses.

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  1. Ratan Kothari
    Feb 27, 2018 at 11:55 pm
    SIR, As per minimum requirement for live a family which has four members wants daal roti, tea, sugar,soaps clothes medicine Doctor's fees wants Rs.10,000 for a month The 90 retired persons had got a few wages against the minimum wagesAct in his service period. He was exploited by employer. Now they are workless, landless, so a minimum pension should be decide a sum of Rs 9000 per month as per Cntrl Govt has decided first rank pension . with regards, R.S.KOTHARI BIJNOR UP
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      B B Joshi
      Jan 12, 2018 at 12:32 pm
      pension relating E.P.S ACT 1995, Honorable Govt. should support a staring committee to immediately finished its report submitted for quick action to hike the proposed pension , so as mass unorganized sector get relief against its employers contribution to E.P.F trust for the safe guard of their employees who serve so many years to build its Nation strong. Benefits are not given to E.p.s pensioners even after their honest devotion. Double standard policy framed by Honorable Govt past also Diversify the Unity in Nation. As Unorganized Sectors are always deprived the benefits has been taken by other.
      1. A
        Jan 11, 2018 at 1:17 pm
        All TV channel should also parti te with this genuine demands of epf pensioners. It is very much justified demand atleast it should be minimum 7500/- per month. Because, the Government is already paying about Rs.2000/- to Sr. Citizens whereas a worker or an employee after putting his/her life in the factory or office and contribute his share of 3.67 in the PF throughout his life, get rs,,1000/- as a pension. Government has been spending huge amount on various welfare schemes but not giving its attention to the PF Pensioners. We should request the Govt for proper increase in the EPF Pension.
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          vilas p patil
          Dec 20, 2017 at 8:14 pm
          epf 95 employess pension maximum Rs 3000/- and our MLA pension Rs.100000/- how much different in pension emp MLA Our PRIME MINISTAR slogan sabka sath sabka vikas kasa hoail vikas
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            M NAGESWARA
            Dec 13, 2017 at 6:59 pm
            to all the members of EPF 95 pensioners, This is my humble request that every member must write a post card demanding a minimum pension of rupees 7500 D.A to our prime minister SREE NARENDRA MODIJI as soon as possible. At least the pile of the post cards will move them towards a favorable action that may help numerous pensioners whose lives are not so far to the grave yard.
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              bandopant raje
              Dec 12, 2017 at 12:32 pm
              this demand is quite reasonable and should be granted as per koshiyari Committee s recommendation
              1. M Nageswara Rao
                Dec 9, 2017 at 8:20 pm
                idea of expecting a reasonable pension is good. But the response from concerned authorities and political bosses is very depressing.
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                  K Narayanasetty Tarikere
                  Dec 9, 2017 at 2:29 pm
                  As per the Supremen court order the EPF-95 Monthly Pension should be fixed for the actual wages of( higher wages) of 8.33 or at least to minimum of Rs 7500/- is reasonable demand .It will be helpful for the retired employees for live, today's cost of living and free medical also will help the retires husband and wife
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                    Gopal Chatterjee
                    Dec 8, 2017 at 11:06 pm
                    EPF pension should be raised to as requested by all. Current pension is too little for retirees. Central Govt please do the needful.
                    1. Herrick Mj
                      Dec 8, 2017 at 7:20 pm
                      With today's cost of living, Govt should acceed to the senior citizens plea and accept this long pending demand
                      1. Y
                        Dec 8, 2017 at 6:18 pm
                        Govt.should feel the plight of of people under EPF 95 compare them with any other pensioners .A fixed merge amount of rs.1000 without any connection with rising price of every item .We hope govt.should feel and increase the amount to 7500.00 with a linkage with DA.
                        1. S
                          Dec 8, 2017 at 5:35 pm
                          pension amount must be increased to a reasonable extent.
                          1. k
                            Dec 8, 2017 at 5:11 pm
                            Very updative and 7seful
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                              P k Bose
                              Dec 8, 2017 at 11:57 am
                              Exactly . Sir I am with you in this demand . Government of India should sympathically consider this small demand at the earliest .
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                                ANIRUDDHA BANERJEE
                                Dec 8, 2017 at 7:10 pm
                                The pension of Rs.1000 per month is utterly RIDICULOUS and shameful in today's age, while a central government employee's pension starts with Rs.20,000 PM. The Govt should immediately look into the matter and do the needful.
                              2. V
                                Dec 7, 2017 at 10:06 pm
                                The EPF -95 Monthly Pension minimum Rs 7500 is reasonabal demand .It will be fulfilled for the retired employees.
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