It may be recalled that the leaders of various organisations of retired employees of the banks and the LIC met the leaders of the BJP, prominently, Venkaiah Naidu, Arun Jaitley in March/ April, 2014. They were extremely sympathetic towards the pensioners and assured redressal of pensioners' grievances.
But, not an iota of problem has been solved by the government in power since May, 2014 and the pensioners have been forced to continue fighting court cases much against their physical and financial capacity.
More than forty lakh pensioners and family pensioners of GOI have been getting updation in their pension along with revision of scales of pay of in- service employees once in ten years since January,1996. They have also been getting 100% neutralisation in D.R. since 01-01-1996. All the pre 2004 pensioners and family pensioners will be shortly getting enhanced pension and family pension.
Is there any one in the government or in the opposition who cares to listen to and redress the long pending grievances of LIC and bank pensioners left high and dry by the government?
R.G.Nakhate, (FPJ dated 02-11-2015)