EPCC members protest against demand for a higher pension | Nagpur News

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Nagpur: Aggrieved pensioners under the aegis of the Employees’ Pension (EPS-95) Coordination Committee (EPCC) protested for their various demands and committed a “black day” on November 16. The main demands are pension increases and free medical facilities.
According to Shyam Deshmukh, President of the EPCC City Department, and National Secretary General Prakash Pathak, retirees from 27 states celebrated Black Day to protest the reluctance of the BJP government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to increase pensions . EPCC members across the country called for an amendment to the 1995 EPS Act to pave the way for an increase in their pension.
The members presented the department commissioner Prajakta Lavangare Varma, the collector R. Vimala and the department head of the pension fund with a detailed list of claims. In addition to Deshmukh and Pathak, National Secretary Prakash Damle, Treasurer Anil Kusare and Deputy Treasurer Arun Karemore were part of the delegation.
EPCC members have appealed to the Prime Minister to take the necessary action as recommended by the Bhagat Singh Koshyari Committee. The penis said they avoided inviting their members to protests because section 144 of the IPC was being enforced in the city after the Amravati riots.
According to them, the problem involved 67 lakhs of retirees and 17.2 crore of existing workers. The center announced in parliament in 2017 and 2018 that the EPS-95 retirees’ complaints would be resolved shortly, but no progress has been made to date, it said.

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