Jalandhar जालंधर (JUC): All India Retired Railway Men’s Federation (Accounts), Jalandhar, held an annual meeting here today where they discussed the strategies to get their long-pending demands fulfilled. More than 250 members participated in the meeting today. The meeting was presided over by Parkash Chand.
Speaking on the occasion Parkash Chand said, despite earnest efforts, their long-pending demands had not been fulfilled by the administration.
He said their demands are including merger of 50 per cent dearness relief with the basic pension, restoration of commuted pension after 12 years instead of 15 years, increase in fixed medical allowance to Rs 2,000 without any condition. Pensions should be declared tax free, interim relief should be granted to pensioners, five per cent upward enhancement in pension may be granted every five years after the age of 60 years as done by the state government, granting of facilities of travelling the companion in the same class to which the Railway Pensioner is entitled, allotment of office accommodation should be made in Jalandhar for meetings and official work and separate window should be provided to pensioners and staffers for reservation of seats.
Speaking about the activities of the federation DR Saini, General Secretary, said the efforts were being made to restore pensions of the widows for past three years. Meanwhile, the assurance has been given by the administration to do the same as soon as possible.