All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF)
NEW DELHI 18th September 2012 – On the call of All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) its affiliate Unions will stage massive Dharna/Protest and Demonstration at their working places all over Indian Railways on 19th September, 2012 against the New Pension Scheme (NPS) and will compel tKe Central Government to withdraw the NPS and reinstate the old Pension Scheme.
On this occasion Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary AIRF said that Federation is of the firm view that all Railway Employees including other Central Government Employees have to get guaranteed pension and after the death of employee Family Pension should be allow to his family. Shri Mishra warned the Central Government that NPS is totally against the employees and there is great injustice with the employees as well as his family. Employees are not aware that what and how will they get after their retirement. He is worry that how he and his family will passess his old age.
NPS is neither in the interest of country nor it give the guarantee of minimum pension to employees. We demand that government should immediately withdraw the P.F.R.D.A. Bill and allow old pension scheme to employees who joined their service after 1.1.2004. Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary AIRF further said that as information received from Ithe various places near about 3 Lakh Railway employees will takepart in the programmes. He believe that Central
GovernmenUMinistry of Railways will think seriously on NPS otherwise AIRF will be compelled for sustained struggle.