Reinstate old-age pension, says INLD

Reinstate old-age pension, says INLD

INLD workers stage a demonstration in Karnal. Sayeed Ahmed

Tribune News Service

Karnal, August 5

Scores of INLD workers today protested in the city, demanding reinstatement of the old-age pension of those whose pensions were discontinued due to their annual family income being Rs 2 lakh or above.

They handed over a memorandum to the district Social Welfare Officer to press their demand and threatened to launch a state-wide stir if the demand was not met.

Yashbir Rana, district president INLD, said former Deputy Prime Minister Ch Devi Lal started the old-age pension due to respect for the elderly, but this government discontinued it.

He said pensions of around 2.75 lakh aged people were discontinued after this condition. Even those who have no source of income are not getting pension now. “We demand the government to reinstate the old-age pension of those who are not getting it now, otherwise we will protest across the state,” said Jaipal Punia, INLD leader.

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