30 Mar 16, 12:22 PM
B.Ganga Raju: Vexed by the judicial delays and uncertainties there was a suggestion for Dharna. Any agitation is easy to organise if all the aggrieved can be assembled at short notice. For example, agitations/demonstrations by in-service employees. They are available during working hours at one place. Pensioners are scattered and it requires great effort to gather them.
Still there is the example of Dharna by pensioners in Banks at Jantarmantar in New Delhi. If at all there is a decision to stage a dharna we can draw on the experience of Bank Pensioners.
Pensioners from all over the country have to be mobilised for a dharna whether in front of Yogakshema or at New Delhi.
How many pensioners can undertake the arduous trip for a dharna and the logistics are simply scary. Remember many are in their 70s. An alternative can be before all Zonal Offices/Divisional offices ( wherever sufficient number can be mobilised.)
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak," applies to many.
I READ THIS SUGGESTION MADE BY PERSON ( not named) FOR CONDUCTING DHARNA BEFORE YOGAKSHEMA OR PARLIAMENT. I THINK IT IS A CASUAL SUGGESTION OVER A CUP OF TEA.
ON 29TH MARCH 2016 I RECD SOME DATA FROM CO AGE GROUPWISE
NO OF RETIREES AS 0N 1-402015
AGE 71-75 6220
76 AND ABOVE 7482
IT IS NOT A FUN.