VELLORE: The Vellore unit of the Tamilnadu Government Pensioners’ Association has urged the state government to provide free passes for travel in government buses to all senior citizens. Members of the Association staged a demonstration in front of the collectorate on Thursday led by its president N Krishnamoorthy.
The agitators said that the new pension scheme must be rolled back and the old one re-introduced as promised by the chief minister Jayalalithaa . The state government must provide `1,000 as medical allowance to all government pensioners. They also demanded that the government order regarding the pension should be amended to include those employees who had retired before 2014. The period of commutation should be reduced to 12 years.
All the employees of the noon-meal-scheme, should receive a basic pension of `3,050. All pensioners should receive grade pay along with the pension scale. The medical insurance scheme should be modified so that they can receive up to `4 lakh per year.