If pensioners too had some god father to support them?.
Much awaited judgement in the matter of the pension case that remained pending with the Supreme Court of India for so long has since come out. They have referred the whole matter to Delhi High Court for final disposal with a note to clinch it within four months time. Delhi High Court may take their own time for the purpose and not necessary that it be finalised within the time frame so stipulated as every court has their own culture of postponing the issue on some pretext or the other like it has been happening at the level of Supreme Court. Pensioners have no kind of some lobby or the other to champion their cause and even the media, for the reasons best known to them, has all along been keeping a distance from the issue. The matter was referred to the central government through several Members of Parliament but there again nothing happened. Majority of pensioners being in the wrong side of their age, they avoid staging dharnas, picketing, demonstrations and the gheraos, the lines of the action that suits the government most, with the result that they continue to remain at the receiving end at the mercy of the Lords. Why the retiree pensioners are denied necessary relief in the name of some anomaly or the other in the matter of fitment formula?. Why they can’t be placed at par with the several other organisations in the country in a simple manner without involving this or that rigorous measure?. As if several years of waiting are not enough, the matter is referred to Delhi High Court now to be taken up afresh. May be the petitioners in either side are not required to put up their case just afresh and the material till now forming the part of the deliberations is taken as enough, the possibility of the case further lingering on can’t be ruled out. Retirees/ Pensioners are in a lurch left with no alternative but to wait and wait and continue waiting, no body knows till when?