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  1. Govt pensioners want to dispense with new pension scheme

Govt pensioners want to dispense with new pension scheme

Gangadharan, here to participate in the eighth State level Delegartes conference scheduled for tomorrow, said most of the demands of pensioners were based on the Central government pensioners demands and the state was also extending such benefits on similar lines.

By: | Coimbatore | Published: July 26, 2016 8:50 PM
Defaulters-Reuters-L Other major demands of pensioners include raising the Medical Insurance scheme coverage to Rs.four lakh from Rs. two lakh, monthly medical allowance to Rs.1,000, and the family security fund to Rs 1.50 lakh, he said. (Reuters)

Tamil Nadu Retired Government Employees Association today demanded scrapping of the Pension Scheme which has come into force from April 2003, claiming that it was not beneificial to the pensioners.

Gangadharan, here to participate in the eighth State level Delegartes conference scheduled for tomorrow, said most of the demands of pensioners were based on the Central government pensioners demands and the state was also extending such benefits on similar lines.

He charged that the government was not extending benefits to all family pensioners and legal heirs as directed by Supreme Court in 2013.

Other major demands of pensioners include raising the Medical Insurance scheme coverage to Rs.four lakh from Rs. two lakh, monthly medical allowance to Rs.1,000, and the family security fund to Rs 1.50 lakh, he said.

The future course of action on their demands will be decided in tomorrow’s meeting Gandagharan said.

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