Business Bureau :
THE Central Government is seriously thinking to enhance minimum pension under EPS 95 Scheme between Rs 2,000 to Rs 3,000 per month. The proposal to that effect has already been moved by Labour Ministry to Finance Ministry. The final decision is likely to come soon. This was revealed by Vasant Pimplapure, All India General Secretary of Varishta Nagrik Parisangh at annual general meeting (AGM) of Varishta Nagrik Parisangh, Vidarbha Pradesh held recently in city. “At present the pensioners under EPS 95 Scheme are getting Rs 1,000 per month towards monthly pension. Even after enhancing minimum pension the pensioners may not be satisfied as the prices of essential commodities are increasing very fast and it is very difficult to maintain 2 member family even with Rs 2,000 to Rs 3,000,” he said.
The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) has already demanded ‘One Nation One Pension’ to all. Alternatively, the BMS has submitted the proposal to pay minimum pension on the basis of 50 per cent of last pay drawn before retirement. Rajabhau Jagtap, President, Shilpa Deshpande, Chairperson of BMS, Vidarbha, Pradesh, Prakash Sowany, former GS of BMS, Vidarbha Pradesh, Sudhir Dabir, GS of Parisangh, Vidarbha Pradesh, Chandrakant Deshpande, Treasurer of Parisangh, Gajanan Gatlewar, GS of BMS, Vidarbha Pradesh, Vijay Thakare, District President, Ashok Bhutad, Radhakrishna, Suresh Chaudhari, Secy of Parisangh, Vidarbha Pradesh, Vivek Deshpande, Vinayak Joshi, Nitin Borwankar, Archana Sowany and Arti Shatri were present. The programme was compered by Rambhau Navghare. Sudhir Dabir made introductory remarks. Rambhau Jagtap proposed vote of thanks. Vinod Kinhikar, Ram Telang and Prakash Wanikar worked hard.