Not only just an annual ritual like several anniversaries, let Pensioners Day to-day be taken in more serious a measure stand as it does on a crossroad most suspense fully waiting for a verdict on pension issues licking the dust in different courts of law in the country for decades, an abnormal delay worth a deep repugnance. There is no stone unturned to secure an early dispensation of the most procrastinated an issue like pension but pensioners themselves are to be adequately on their guard not wasting a single day to mobilise the requisite awareness amongst the quarters that count. The New Year 2015, let us wish, dawns with an augury that delivers the pensioners the much awaited outcome.
A VERY HAPPY PENSIONER DAY.
Please also go through the message released by KR Saini, the key spokesman on pensioners cause, as reproduced below:
- AS ALL ARE AWARE,PENSIONERS ORGANISATIONS IN THE COUNTRY CELEBERATE 17TH DECEMBER IS A PENSIONERS DAY EVERY YEAR.IT WAS ON THE 17TH DECEMBER 1982,HON SUPREME COURT OF INDIA MADE A LANDMARK JUDGMENT IN THE CASE OF D.S NAKRA AND OTHERS V/S UNION OF INDIA,WHICH HELD THAT ”PENSION IS NEITHER A BOUNTY NOR A MATTER OF GRACE DEPENDING UPON SWEET WILL OF THE EMPLOYER.IT IS NOT EX GRATIA PAYMENT,BUT A PAYMENT FOR PAST SERVICES RENDERED.”
PENSIONERS IN INDIA,CELEBERATING DAY SO AS TO SALUTE AND REMEMBER,,WITH GRATEFULNESS,THE LATE D.S.NAKRA THROUGH THIS JUDGMENT.THE PETITIONER OF THE CASE,SHRI D.S NAKRA WAS A RETIRED FINANCIAL ADVISOR IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE.
AS IN THE CASE OF GOVERNMENT PENSIONERS,SBI PENSIONERS HAVE NOT MUCH TO REJOICE EVEN AFTER 27 YEARS IN THE CASE OF 5TH BIPARTITE RETIREES WHO ARE NOW ABOVE 82 YEARS TO 87 YEARS OLD AND WHO ARE NOW IN HUNDREDS NOT IN THOUSAND.IN THEIR CASE MAXIMUM BASIC PENSION IS RS2400/PER MONTH.SIMILARLY EVEN AFTER 17 YEARS IN THE CASE OF 7TH BIPARTITE RETIREES ARE NOT GETTING FULL BASIC PENSION AND AT PRESENT BOTH 5TH AND 7TH BIPARTITE RETIREES ARE GETTING PENSION @28% OF THE LAST DRAWN PAY AT THE TIME OF THEIR RETIREMENT(S). ALL THE RETIREES OF 5TH,6TH AND 7TH BIPARTITE RETIREES ARE NOT GETTING 100% D.A NEUTRALISATION.THUS ALL THE VERY SENIOR PENSIONERS ABOVE THE AGE OF 70 YEARS TO 87 YEARS OLD ARE THE MOST SUFFERER.