Priyanka meets employees, given assurance of old pension restoration

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met the delegation of employees' organizations on Wednesday and assured the restoration of old pension system. He also gave assurance to include this issue in the party manifesto for the next Lok Sabha election. Priyanka, who was present in the meeting of party workers in the Lok Sabha constituencies in her charge, met the delegation of the National Movement for Old Pension Scheme (NMOPS).

After the meeting, Vijay Kumar Bandhu, president of the organization, told that he apprised the Congress General Secretary about the old pension restoration demands that on January 1, 2004, the then Atal Bihari Vajpayee government had abolished the old pension system and implemented a contributory pension system. . It is neither in the interest of the employees nor the country and the government.

They said that in the past, at least 50 per cent of their last paycheck was paid to the employees in the form of Harmah pension, but due to the end of the old pension system, this financial security was over. The brother said that Priyanka heard his point carefully and said that when the employee's future is not secure even after 40 years of service, then it is unfortunate.

He told that Priyanka assured that Congress would restore the old pension system after the return of power to the Congress and its party will also include this issue in the electoral manifesto. The brother told that Priyanka immediately sent a letter to the Congress manifesto committee about this. It is known that there are 60 lakh pensioners in the country, out of which 13 lakh are in Uttar Pradesh.