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Naveen Favors EPF Pensioners

Bhubaneswar : While taking up the cause of hapless EPF Pensioners, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has urged the Union Government to resolve the issues, which will benefit them across the country.

Chief Minister Mr.Patnaik has written a letter to Union Minister Labour and Employment, Santosh Kumar Gangwar in this regard.

Drawing Union Minister’s attention to the plight of around 1.62 Lakh EPF Pensioners across the State of Odisha, who with paltry monthly pension after their retirement are facing hardships in their advanced age.

Time and again these EPS-95 Pensioners Associations are putting forth their grievances for revision of minimum pension by the Government of India and giving their memorandum also at the State Level for redressing their cause.

In this connection, they are also citing a recommendation by Petition Committee under the chairmanship of Bhagat Singh Koshyari, MP Rajya Sabha made during 2013 for enhancement of monthly pension of EPS-95 Pensioners.

The recommendation of the Petition Committee is pending with Government of India for consideration, pointed out Chief Minister, Mr.Patnaik.

Mr.Patnaik said the grievance of these pensioners deserve sympathetic consideration at the Union Minister Labor and Employment level as they have contributed to the nation Building at their prime age.

And now they should be protected by the State with reasonable financial and social security, said Chief Minister adding this can be ensured by re-casting their pension structure for which they have been pursuing at every level.

Under this backdrop, Chief Minister Mr.Patnaik has urged for a favorable action by the Union Government in resolving the EPF Pensioners issue, which would benefit them across the country.