Employees to protest in front of Parliament on March 14
The All India State Government Employees Federation, which is planning to intensify its agitation demanding the old pension scheme for government employees, on Sunday announced a protest in front of Parliament on March 14 this year.
After the two-day meeting of the National Executive, Federation President Subhash Lamba said that representatives of 23 states and union territories participated in the discussion.
As per the decisions taken in the meeting, the employees body will organize state level conference by March 10 this year. Employees will also take part in the rally of farmers and laborers to be held in New Delhi on 5th April.
The New Pension Scheme (NPS) was introduced by the Center for all government appointments after January 1, 2004. NPS is regulated under the PFRDA (Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority) Act, 2013. The federation has demanded withdrawal of PFRDA. An act paving the way for the restoration of the old pension scheme.
Along with the demand to regularize the employees engaged in government departments under the outsourcing policy, the federation has demanded recruitment of 60 lakh vacant posts in the government sector to provide jobs to unemployed youth.