PENSIONERS DAY ON 17.12.2015
REMEMBER COMRADE D.S.NAKARA AND THE HISTORIC JUDGMENT
EDUCATE ALL TO DEFEND THE RIGHT TO PENSION AND PARITY OF PENSION BY UNIFYING ALL TO SAFEGUARD THE VICTORY OF NAKARA JUDGMENT
This year 17th December "Pensioners Day" attains significance in the background of certain victory the Pensioners have achieved through the 7th Pay Commission recommendation towards Parity of Pension to the past and present pensioners. But the implementation of the recommendation with some modification to ensure the pension calculation to all Pre-2016 Pensioners based on the pay scale of the post or cadre from which the pensioner had retired. If this is accomplished then it would be a real progress in achieving what we have lost during the past years irrespective of Nakara Judgment.
The Pensioners must remember the pioneer work done by Comrade D.S.Nakara for getting the highest judiciary of the land give out a historic verdict in favour of right to pension by all Government Employees. The concept that pension was nothing but a charity by the employer was demolished by the judgment of Nakara and the world has come to the senses that Pension is nothing but the unearned portion of the pensioner while in service. The attacks on social security and the pension under the neo-liberal regime and the resultant PFRDA that is dangling like a Damocles of sword over the heads of Pensioners and all the employees recruited prior to 1.1.2004 are always undermining the concept of pension as a fundamental right of the Pensioner. Therefore all our affiliates should observe this year 17th December, 2015 Pensioners Day in a befitting manner to highlight the partial victory we have registered through 7th CPC as well as the arduous path lie ahead of us in defending the right to social security and pension.
All Affiliates are requested to observe befittingly and kindly send the report to the CHQ about the observance of the Pensioners Day in their organisations.