Engineers seek revival of old pension scheme in Punjab

Stage protest against pay panel report

Engineers seek revival of old pension scheme in Punjab

Engineers from various government departments under the banner of Council of Diploma Engineers Punjab today held a march in the city to protest recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission. - File photo

Bathinda, July 24

Engineers from various government departments under the banner of Council of Diploma Engineers Punjab today held a march in the city to protest recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission.

The protesters later submitted a memorandum at Finance Minister Manpreet Badal’s office seeking revival of the old pension scheme among other demands.

Junior and assistant engineers assembled near TV tower area and raised slogans against the government before marching towards the FM’s

office. The police had barricaded the area and stopped the protesters outside FM’s office.

Council chairman Sukhwinder Singh said: “We used to get 30 litres of petrol on a monthly basis as travel allowance and had been seeking an increase, but the government has now abolished it. — TNS

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