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Thursday, July 07, 2016


MR ANONYMOUS, Patriotism towards his organization as revealed in his recent mail to Pensioners Chronicle cannot go scot free without what the 50000 and odd pensioners, most of them in the twilight of their life feel about it. Could it be that the several thousands of pensioners have not contributed anything to the growth of their organization they served which has earned the sobriquet ‘Brand name’, ‘Kamadhenu’ or could it be that they are not as patriotic as MR Anonymous profess to be. 

SIR, can you please enlighten us. Where was this patriotism when the free noon meal was given and several other freebies were announced and of late the stupendous increase in the wage revision for the in house employees and does this not erode the profit and the interest of the policy holders ? Is he not aware of the pension rules which has formulated without regard to the constitutional validity two rates of DR for the same class of pensioners and the discrimination is struck down by judiciary as it is coming into conflict with Article 14 of the Constitution. Are we unpatriotic when we questioned about this disparity? Coming to the pension upgradation is there anything wrong when our own Board recommended it in their resolution with the GOI representative in the Board anointing it?

We have no regrets if our friends in service getting some benefits. But it has to be understood that the basic pension for the aged and suffering pensioners with ageing blues remain static and should that continue forever?